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South Carolina Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have medical clearances for all household members.
  • Have an extra bedroom(s) to accommodate children in foster care.
  • Successfully pass all criminal background checks, including finger printing, Central Registry and Neglect, State and National Sex Offender Registry for all household members, age 18 or older.
  • Financial stability and written letters of reference.
  • Pass fire, safety and health inspections.
  • Have a valid SC driver’s license and means to transport a child. 
  • Have home, automobile and tenant insurance.

Qualified foster parents are also:

  • Single, married, same-sex couples of any race or religion. 
  • In good physical and mental health.
  • Able to demonstrate financial security. 
  • Able to clear a background study and provide positive references. 
  • Willing to complete a home study to ensure a healthy environment.
  • Willing to participate in training before fostering and during the time as a foster parent. Training is provided at no cost.