In order to amend a child's S.C. birth certificate following adoption, the attorney will usually submit the following:
If you submit these items by mail, please be advised that processing generally takes 2 -3 months. Or you may bring all of the above to the DHEC State Vital Records Office in Columbia, where it will be processed within 1 - 2 hours..
The first actions occur at the Family Court. If you do not have an attorney, you can access the guidelines and forms at www.judicial.state.sc.us/forms. DHEC does not issue any forms until the Family Court has completed their initial process.