November is National Adoption Month

Staff Report

NEWBERRY — The South Carolina Department of Social Services and Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute are collaborating to increase the number of available foster and adoptive families through recruitment events in a number of SCDSS Human Service Regions/Counties.

The Youth Learning Institute is supporting the SCDSS mission of safe and thriving children with lifelong families. Many children that that the SCDSS serve need a temporary foster family to love, support and care for them as re-unification with family or relative custody is pursued. Additionally, those children for whom reunification is not possible, well need a permanent adoptive family to love and support them for a lifetime. The needs vary across the state and from county to county.

Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute supports the SCDSS vision of a partnership that strengthens its efforts to identify and support families who can provide safety, security and a home, either temporary or permanent, for specific needs of the youth and children.

In observance of National Adoption Month in November, we would like to celebrate our families in Newberry County who has answered to call become a foster parent or adoptive family.

Staff Report

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