REGION III ADOPTIONS, one of four state regional adoption offices and a division of the S.C. Department of Social Services, offers information about adoption. Contact Jacqueline Adams at 953-9247.

GREAT WALL CHINA ADOPTION, a nonprofit adoption agency, hosts local adoption workshops. For more information or to register, visit

CHRISTIAN WORLD ADOPTION hosts free seminars for prospective adoptive parents hosted by Jenny Dickinson, outreach coordinator and adoptive mother. Discussion topics include: legal issues and process, parent age and travel requirements, cultural concerns, financial aid, grants and tax credit, available children, and books and other resources. To register, visit or e-mail

THE SOUTH CAROLINA COUNCIL ON ADOPTABLE CHILDREN offers adoption information to prospective adoptive families. Visit


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