Protective Services depends on special families to open their hearts and homes to provide temporary and permanent care.
When children are removed from their homes, temporarily or permanently, as the result of child abuse, neglect or other unsafe conditions, SCOJFS calls on foster and adoptive families to provide the children safe, loving homes. Foster families care for children temporarily while Protective Services works with the children’s birth families to resolve issues. When children must be removed permanently from their homes, adoptive families provide a new, permanent, nurturing home.
Homes are needed for children of all ages. There is always a critical need of homes for teens, sibling groups, emergency care homes, and foster families who will also consider adoption of children of all ages. Foster parents work together with the caseworker to meet the needs of the child placed in their home.
For more information on becoming a foster/adoptive parent, please call (855)-726-5237, press option 1, and ask for the Foster Care Coordinator.