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APPLYING FOR A LICENSE TO OPERATE A CHILD PLACING AGENCY FOR ADOPTION 

North Carolina Division of Social Services
Regulatory and Licensing Services
952 Old US Highway 70
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711

North Carolina Administrative Rules for Child-Placing Agencies for Adoption are located in 10A NCAC 70F and 10A NCAC 70H and are available at the following website: 

http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac.asp?folderName=\Title%2010A%20-%20Health%20and%20Human%20Services\Chapter%2070%20-%20Children's%20Services

Page down to Subchapter F and Subchapter H 

APPLYING FOR A LICENSE TO OPERATE A CHILD PLACING AGENCY FOR FOSTER CARE 

  • Child Placing Agency for Foster Care – Inquiry Form
    Effective September 1, 2011 child-placing agencies for foster care have to be accredited for three years from either the Council on Accreditation (COA), The Joint Commission, formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC), The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) before they can be licensed. Please attach your accreditation letter from one of these four organizations verifying your accreditation and the date you were accredited.
  • Applicants interested in providing Therapeutic Foster Care Services must provide a letter of intent from a Managed Care Organization (MCO) stating that they need more Therapeutic Foster Care Services in their catchment area and they are interested in working with you as a provider.
  • Mail the inquiry form, accreditation letter, and the letter of intent from the MCO to: 

    North Carolina Division of Social Services
    Regulatory and Licensing Services
    952 Old US Highway 70
    Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711


North Carolina Administrative Rules for Child-Placing Agencies for Foster Care are in 10A NCAC 70F and 10A NCAC 70G and are available at the following website: 

http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac.asp?folderName=\Title%2010A%20-%20Health%20and%20Human%20Services\Chapter%2070%20-%20Children's%20Services

Page down to Subchapter F and Subchapter G

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