Nightlight® Christian Adoptions is licensed by the South Carolina Department of Social Services to select suitable families for children needing adoption. The selection of adoptive parents is based on their eligibility to meet state and agency requirements, foreign country requirements (if applicable), their capacity for adoptive parenthood, and the availability of children whose needs they can meet.
Adoptive applicants are encouraged to have been married long enough to provide the couple sufficient time to establish a home, financial security, and to adjust to the marriage as well as to each other. Married applicants must have a satisfying and secure marriage. Single parents are eligible to adopt if they meet the qualifications of a stable home environment, financial security and have a strong support network of family and friends. However, few birthmothers will choose single parents when married couples are available.
Our goal is to prepare you to be the best parents possible for your child. Therefore, we require classes and reading pertaining to parenting skills and adoption issues.
ADOPTION OF SUBSEQUENT CHILDREN
DOMESTIC ADOPTION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SOUTH CAROLINA DOMESTIC ADOPTION GETTING STARTED CHECKLIST
We would love to see you at one of our free information seminars! These seminars are an excellent way to have your preliminary questions answered, get to know the Nightlight staff and meet other families beginning the adoption process. Seminars are held every 2 months. Call the office for more information and to RSVP for an upcoming seminar.
How do we get started?
- Contact Nichole Chase for a link to the Online application
- Read our Domestic Adoption Booklet found on the Domestic Adoption page and sign the Domestic Agreement w/ fee schedule.
- Begin the Home Study.
Once we receive your Application paperwork, we will send you the orientation packet, which contains the necessary paperwork to get started on your adoption journey.
Please read the information provided and FAQs before submitting your application. If you have questions, contact Nichole Chase, Domestic Adoption Coordinator, by phone at (864) 268-0570 or by e-mail at Nichole.Chase@nightlight.org.