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Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc's Adoption Program places children with special needs in permanent homes through adoption.


We believe that every child has the inherent right to the security and stability of a permanent home. For those children who cannot stay with their biological families, permanent ties to new families must be established. Services are provided to both the adoptive parents and the child to establish their new, permanent relationship.


Through this strategic approach, a permanent home will be the result for a number of children "caught" in the "foster care drift." Families will be recruited and trained to handle any issues the children bring to their home as a result of the abuse/neglect they have suffered in the past. Support and post-adoption services for the children and families are of vital importance in sustaining this permanent family.


The Adoption Program includes five components:

  • Recruitment of adoption resource families

  • Specialized training of potential adoptive families

  • Placement of children

  • Support of adoptive families

  • Post adoption services to adoptive families

Adoption Requirements:

Between ages 21-65

Single or married persons

Income above poverty level

Successful completion of adoption application, background checks, home study, etc.

Medical examination

Completion of training and interview


For more information contact:

Joy Bratcher, LSW

Adoption Coordinator

601.354.0983, Ext. 221


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