hope for a home
discover a family
Let’s take the first step together and help you to help those that need you the most.
SCFPA training is open to all Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, Kinship Caregivers, DSS Child Welfare Staff, GALs, Group Home Staff, and Child Placing Agencies. There is no charge for attending our trainings.
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Become a Foster
or Adoptive Parent
Being a Foster or Adoptive Parent isn’t easy and it isn’t for everyone. But, if you have a heartfelt calling to make a difference in the life of a child, it will be the most rewarding experience you will ever have.
Heartfelt Calling is a program of the South Carolina Foster Parent Association. Our mission is to recruit foster and adoptive families who can provide a safe and loving home for children when they cannot remain safely in their current home.
We are dedicated to recruiting and training families so that the best needs of the child are served during this time of separation.
Foster Adoption PSA
Learn about adopting a teen from foster care. You can’t imagine the reward
Below are the items that applicants will need to complete. Orientation is under one tab on the SCFPALMS and the other recorded webinars are listed under the Mandatory Tab on the SCFPALMS. This includes links to the National CPR Foundation site for completion of the CPR/AED/First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens courses.
Participants will complete and should provide their licensing team with certificates for the following:
At the end of Orientation, participants will be required to download the following information at the end of Orientation prior to printing their certificate. (Orientation has its own tab on the SCFPALMS.
Healthcare Oversight – attend Healthcare Oversight Webinar – either live webinar or recorded.
CAIP – recorded webinar.
WIC – recorded webinar.
Social Media and Sex Trafficking – Sex Trafficking Live Webinar or Internet Safety Recorded Webinar and Intro to Human Trafficking Recorded Webinar.
CPR/AED/First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogen – National CPR Foundation (the cost of these are covered if you go through the links on the SCFPALMS)
In addition, there is a two-day, 14-hour live, interactive webinar for which Heartfelt Calling staff will register you once Orientation is completed.
FREE Training access to 24/7
The SCFPA, in collaboration with SCDSS, has started a Learning Management System with recorded webinars that you have FREE access to 24/7. We also have links to other LMS systems where you can access FREE 24/7 learning opportunities and we have a link to the The Tips for Child Care Institute that provides urgent hours for a fee.
In Your SC Community
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Whether you need community service hours or simply have a heartfelt calling to help children in need, we have opportunities available. Whether placing yard signs and posters, providing backpacks and/or contents for the Pack a SACK (Sponsor a College Kid) program, or starting a foster/adoptive parent program within your SC based church or organization…we have something for everyone!
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