Improving NC’s Child Welfare System
Update on the Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act (HB 630)

House Bill 630 (S.L. 2017-41) is strengthening NC’s social service system Known as Rylan’s Law, the Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act will serve as the foundation for changes in how the North Carolina Division of Social Services (NC DSS) and the 100 county department of social services offices serve children and families. We are committed to keeping our

Read more

Family First Prevention Services Act
Historic Reforms to Child Welfare System Will Improve Outcomes for Children

United States Capitol Building in Washington DC USA

by the Children’s Defense Fund • On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed into law the landmark bipartisan Family First Prevention Services Act, as part of Division E in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892). Family First includes long-overdue historic reforms to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care,

Read more

Help us find families for these children

For more information on these children or adoption in general, call the NC Kids Adoption and Foster Care Network (1-877-NCKIDS; Aiaya (age 12) Aiaya is excited about meeting a family who enjoys doing fun things. She is described by others as a strong advocate for herself, determined and resourceful. She enjoys playing board games and participating in outdoor activities.

Read more

New Courses on
A learning site for North Carolina’s foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers

The NC Division of Social Services is proud to offer, a learning site for our state’s resource parents. This site features online courses, webinar recordings, videos and podcasts, and answers to frequently asked questions. Free Online Courses Include: Child Welfare Services: Overview, Key Terms, and Resources. Part of the “Stakeholder Engagement Series,” this 25-minute course gives a high-level overview

Read more
1 2 3