The primary responsibility of the Child Placement and Special Services Division (CPSS) :
is the placement of children into substitute care, or for the placement of children into a permanent adoptive home. CPSS is also responsible for assisting the CPS division with permanency planning to include preparing the home of relatives for children who will be placed on a temporary or permanent basis, and in the placement of children in an institution. This division is responsible for the recruitment, licensing, monitoring and retention of all substitute care providers, regardless of the category, and for casework services in all adoption cases to include independent adoptions. Court ordered services and requests for international casework services also fall under the casework jurisdiction of this division.