When a child is removed from their biological home due to abuse or neglect, they need a stable and loving foster family to care for them. Although foster homes are designed to be temporary, the love and care a child receives while there will last a lifetime.
There’s a dire need for foster families in South Carolina. The numbers are ever-changing, but on any given day there are more than 4,600 children in foster care in our state, yet there are only around 2,800 South Carolina foster families. That means there are around 1,800 children in our state with no place to call home.
There’s no way around it: becoming a licensed foster parent can be a difficult process. Individuals can become licensed through DSS directly, but often choose to go through a private foster care licensing agency, such as Miracle Hill, for the additional support and resources they offer.