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South Carolina Adoption Guide

Everything you need to know about adoption in South Carolina

Kenneth Knudson September 03, 2016

Welcome, South Carolians! This guide was written to provide you with a single place to find information about adoption within South Carolina. It will walk you through everything from laws that will impact your adoption to reviews of adoption service providers in South Carolina.

We’ve divided this guide into five parts: first, general information about adopting in SC, then sections dedicated to domestic infant adoption (starting in Slide 6), foster adoption (Slide 19),  international adoption (Slide 29), and stepparent adoption (Slide 33). And don’t miss our slide filled with links to helpful adoption resources (Slide 36).

Foster Adoption: Get Professional Help
2. Foster Adoption: Get Professional Help

In the state of South Carolina, you can complete a foster adoption either through a private agency that is licensed to provide foster care services or directly through the Department of Social Services.

To find adoption agencies in South Carolina and to read reviews check out’s South Carolina page.

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