County of Cumberland  
Department of Social Services

1225 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Child Placement Receptionist (910) 677-2541







Thank you for your interest in Cumberland County's children.

 We currently have 18 children who are ready to enter a loving adoptive home.

The decision to add a child to your family -- whether by birth or adoption -- is certainly life-changing and the responsibilities are out of this world! These responsibilities mean a new life for you and the child. We at Cumberland County Department of Social Services want to find just the right family to meet the particular needs of each of our children who are available for adoption.

A family and family life are important to all of us and especially so for the children in the child welfare system!

Informational Meetings

On the third Thursday of every month there is an Informational Meeting held on the conference room behind the main desk on the first floor at the Cumberland County Department of Social Services building located at 1225 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville NC. There are two meetings, one is held at Noon and the other at 6:30pm.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • January 21, 2016
  • February 18, 2016
  • March 17, 2016
  • April 21, 2016
  • May 19, 2016
  • June 16, 2016
  • July 21, 2016
  • August 18, 2016
  • September 15, 2016
  • October 20, 2016
  • November 17, 2016
  • December 15, 2016

Directions to CCDSS

What are the requirements for adoptive parents?

There is not a list of specific requirements. Most people who can provide an adequate and loving home are eligible to adopt.

As an adoptive parent you ...

  • Can be single, married, divorced or widowed
  • Must be able to meet your own financial needs, although there are no specific income requirements (There is financial assistance and Medicaid available for families who adopt a child who has special needs, an older child, or sibling group of 3 or more)
  • Must have room in your home but do not have to own a home
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • An interested person shall have no criminal history within the last 5 years. This includes all convictions and/or outstanding criminal charges. Each person's case will be reviewed and the final decision will remain at the discretion of CCDSS.