South Carolina Department of Social Services  
P O Box 1520 Columbia, SC 29202-1520  
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Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Adoption Opportunities Grant - "Linking Children With Families: the New Millennium Challenge."

Toll Free Numbers

(800) 768-5700
- TANF/Food Stamps
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Client Services

(800) 922-2504
- Adoption & Birth Parent Services
(800) 422-4453
- Child Abuse Hotline (National)
(800) 722-2737

(800) 768-5858
- Child Support Enforcement
(800) 637-7606
- Sistercare Hotline
(800) 922-4406
- Women Infants & Children (WIC)
(800) 942-3425
- SC Dept. of Alcohol
& Other Drug Abuse Services
(800) 922-7319
- Palmetto AIDS Life Support Service PALSS
(800) 326-8621
- Parents Anonymous 24-Hour Hotline
(800) 868-0404
- First Nine Careline
(Prenatal Care Info)

Linking Children with Families Adoption Album

Special Events

The Training Institute for Foster and Adoptive Parents (TIFAP)

Sponsored by South Carolina Department of Social Services & The Center for Child and Family Studies, College of Social Work @ University of South Carolina.
Beginning in January 2004, TIFAP will be offering training to all SCDSS licensed foster and approved adoptive parents.
Classes will be offered in Charleston, Columbia, Horry and Greenville.
Pre-registration is Required. Persons interested in registering for classes should contact Beverly Ingram, Director, TIFAP, either by telephone at 803-777-0382 or by email at

For more information on adoption in South Carolina, please call 1-888-CARE-4-US.

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Adoption Preservation
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