Parent & Children Services - Related Links Parent & Children Services - Related Links Adopt a Child The Office of Adoptions was created January 1, 1997, to streamline the state's adoption program and to increase the rate of adoptions for children meeting the Department of Human Services definition of children with special needs who are in the permanent custody of DHS. Child Care Assistance Child care assistance for families with low incomes, families receiving temporary public assistance, and families transitioning from public assistance in obtaining child care so that the adults can work or attend education or training programs. Child Protective Services (CPS) Child Protective Services staff investigates reports of child abuse or neglect and provides services to protect the child and strengthen the family.Every child needs to be treasured, protected and nurtured. Unfortunately, some parents can't -- or won't -- care for their children. When they neglect or abuse them, someone must step in to ensure the children's safety. That's the job of DFCS, along with the police and the courts. Childcare Support Services for Working Families The Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program helps families in Georgia pay for early childhood and school age care and education programs. Child Support Services Anyone who has a child support and/or medical support order, or wants to establish one, can apply for child support services. Foster Care Foster care is a state program that provides temporary substitute homes for children whose families cannot provide a safe and nurturing environment for them. Protecting Children brochure (PDF, 75.88 KB) Adobe Acrobat Format - 76K. Report child abuse (PDF, 41.01 KB) Adobe Acrobat Format - 42K. Ways to Prevent Child Abuse (PDF, 43.34 KB) Adobe Acrobat Format - 44K. Wednesday's Child Helps find families for children in foster care with special needs who are available for adoption.