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South Carolina Adoption Directory

Source: National Adoption Information Clearinghouse


State Agencies

State Adoption Specialist
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Division of Human Services
Carolyn Orf
PO Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
(803) 898-7707
Toll Free: (800) 922-2504
Fax: (803) 898-7792
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State Foster Care Manager
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Carolyn Orf
PO Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
(803) 898-7707
Fax: (803) 898-7792
World Wide Web:

State Licensing Specialist
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Carolyn Orf
PO Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
(803) 898-7707
Fax: (803) 898-7792

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State ICPC Administrator
South Carolina Department of Social Services
PO Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
(803) 898-7360

State Adoption Exchange/State Photolisting Service
Linking Children with Families
PO Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Toll Free: (888) 227-3487
World Wide Web:

SouthEastern Exchange of the United States
PO Box 1453
Greenville, SC 29602-1453
(864) 242-0460
Fax: (864) 242-8176
World Wide Web:

State Reunion Registry
Adoption Reunion Registry
South Carolina Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
(803) 898-7570
Toll Free: (800) 922-2504

Attorney Referral Service
South Carolina Bar
950 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 799-6653
Toll Free: (800) 868-2284
Fax: (803) 799-4118
World Wide Web:

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Local Public Agencies

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Region 4
Counties Served: Chesterfield, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, Darlington
181 East Evans Street, Suite 112
Florence, SC 29501
(843) 661-2495
Toll Free: (800) 763-6637
Fax: (884) 317-1599

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Region 7
Counties Served: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Richland, Sumter, Williamsburg
Children's Center of South Carolina, 2638 Two Knotch Road, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 929-2555
Toll Free: (888) 711-7095
Fax: (803) 253-7660

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Region 3
Counties Served: Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Dorchester, Calhoun, Orangeburg
PO Drawer 1268
Aiken, SC 29802-1268
(803) 502-1826
Toll Free: (888) 866-8852
Fax: (803) 502-1837

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Region 5
Counties Served: Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda, Edgefield
1905 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 936-9542
Toll Free: (800) 922-9583
Fax: (803) 936-9554

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Region 2
Counties Served: Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg
Century Plaza, Suite 101-A, 211 Century Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 241-1070
Toll Free: (800) 868-6595
Fax: (864) 241-1021

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Region 1
Counties Served: Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, York
454 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
(803) 329-9626
Toll Free: (800) 922-1537
Fax: (803) 324-7956

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Region 6
Counties Served: Allendale, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
3346 Rivers Avenue - Suite F
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 740-0750
Toll Free: (800) 922-1518
Fax: (803) 740-6145

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Licensed Private Adoption Agencies

(* Indicates Agencies with Intercountry Programs)

*A Chosen Child Adoption Services
415 King Charles Circle
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 851-4004
Fax: (843) 851-4004
World Wide Web:

Adoption Center of South Carolina
PO Box 5961
Columbia, SC 29250
(803) 771-2272

*Bethany Christian Services
1411 Barnwell Street
Columbia, SC 29201-2300
(803) 779-0541
Toll Free: (800) 922-0682
Fax: (803) 799-9799
World Wide Web:

*Bethany Christian Services
4605-C Oleander Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-5433
Toll Free: (800) 922-0682
Fax: (843) 903-2629
World Wide Web:

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*Bethany Christian Services
2141 B Hoffmeyer Road
Florence, SC 29501-4077
(843) 629-1177
Toll Free: (800) 922-0682
Fax: (843) 629-1177
World Wide Web:

*Bethany Christian Services
620 East Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601-2995
(864) 235-2273
Toll Free: (800) 922-0682
Fax: (864) 233-6641
World Wide Web:

Carolina Hope Christian Adoption Agency
300 Yorkshire Drive
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 268-0570
Fax: (864) 244-7078
World Wide Web:

Catholic Charities of Charleston
1662 Ingram Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 769-4466
World Wide Web:

Child of the Heart
741 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Suite 207
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29407
(843) 881-2973
Fax: (843) 971-7901

Children First
P.O. Box 11907
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 771-0534

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Children Unlimited, Inc.
The Attachment Center of South Carolina
1825 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 799-8311
Toll Free: (800) 822-0877
Fax: (803) 765-0284
World Wide Web:

*Christian Family Services
2166 Gold Hill Road, #A
Fort Mill, SC 29708-9351
(803) 548-6030

Christian Family Services Inc.
2166-A Gold Hill Road
Ft. Mill, SC 29708-9351
(843) 548-6030

*Christian World Adoption, Inc.
111 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-6343
Fax: (803) 722-1616
World Wide Web:

Epworth Children's Home
P.O. Box 50466, 2900 Millwood Avenue
Columbia, SC 29250
(803) 256-7394
Fax: (803) 212-4798
World Wide Web:

LDS Social Services
5624 Executive Center Drive, Suite 109
Charlotte, NC 28212-8832
(704) 535-2436

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Reid House
P.O. Box 22132, 169 St. Phillip Street
Charleston, SC 29413
(843) 723-7138
Toll Free: (888) 651-3240
Fax: (843) 722-8797
World Wide Web:

Southeastern Children's Home, Inc.
155 Children's Home
Duncan, SC 29334
(864) 439-0259

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Adoptive/Foster Family Support Groups

Carl Brown
124 Gleen Jacobs Road
Elgin, SC 29045
(803) 865-2020

Center for Child and Family Studies
Post-Legal Adoption Education and Training
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-9408

Delores Saini
209 North Crossing Drive
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-4725
Fax: (803) 736-9021

Dillion County Foster Parents Association
Ebbi Knight
P.O. Box 1135
Lake View, SC 29563
(803) 759-9913

Parents of Children with Attachment/Bonding Issues
Debra Raines
PO Box 11463
Columbia, SC 29211
Toll Free: (800) 822-0877
Fax: (803) 765-0284
World Wide Web:

Linda Williams
P.O. Box 1453
Greenville, SC 29602-1453
(864) 269-9324

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Single Adoptive Parents of South Carolina
J. Kirk Mixson
P.O. Box 417
Norway, SC 29113-0417
(803) 263-4502

South Carolina Council on Adoptable Children - Aiken Chapter
Chris Detwiler
106 Ashwood Drive
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 648-0946

South Carolina Council on Adoptable Children - Conway Chapter
Sabra Bell
1212 - 13th Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
(803) 248-7464

South Carolina Council on Adoptable Children - Greenville Chapter
Juli Rivers
102 Lakeview Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 948-0788

South Carolina Council on Adoptable Children/
Orangeburg Support Group
Kay Martin
505 Oak Grove Road
Swansea, SC 29160
(803) 936-0541

South Carolina Council on Adoptable Children/South Carolina Seedlings and North American Council on Adoptable Children Representative
Melissa Chilton
2627 Millwood Avenue, Suite A1
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 699-7723
Toll Free: (888) 515-2622
Fax: (803) 783-3877

Southern Piedmont Adoptive Families
24 Willowood Drive
Spartaburgh, SC 29303

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Search Support Groups

A.A.L.M Triad
1725 Atascadero Drive
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 787-3778

Adoptees & Birthparents in Search
Betty Tharin
8137 Ramsgate Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Adoptees & Birthparents in Search (ABIS)
Karen Conner
P.O. Box 5551
Cayce-West Columbia, SC 29171

Adoption & Family Reunion Center
P.O. Box 103
Pacolet, SC 29373

Adoption Reunion Search/Support
Leslie A. White
P.O. Box 239
Moore, SC 29369

Adoption Search for Life
303 Brighton Road
Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 224-8020

Bits & Pieces
P.O. Box 380
Norris, SC 29667

P.O. Box 7966
North Augusta, SC 29841

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