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 Become a foster or adoptive parent in Stanly County, NC

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Foster a Child

Knowing they are in a safe place with people who truly care about them can sometimes make all the difference in the world to a child who is hurting.

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Adopt a Child

All children need stability and a family they can count on through good times and challenging times. 

Stanly County NC teenagers in foster care


More than 23,000 children will age out of the U.S. foster care system every year. Are you a teen in foster care? There are resources for you!

Stories from some of our foster and adoptive families

“We gained lifelong friendships through foster parenting.”
“The people in this program became like an extended family”
“We learned to appreciate what foster care parents do for our community.”
“If it weren’t for our leap of faith to embrace foster care and adoption our family would definitely not be complete.”
“Our children are very pro-fostering…It’s only been positive for our family.”
“If you say ‘I could never foster because I would get to attached,’ then you are exactly the right type of person to foster.”
“Grief is always the price of love but love is worth it every time.”

Children in Foster Care in NC*

Children awaiting adoption in NC*

*2018 Statistics from The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Children awaiting adoption in NC for 2+ years

Stanly County DSS

1000 North First Street, Suite 2
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001


Normal Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

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