Adult Adoption in North Carolina

Adult Adoption in North Carolina

Adoption of an Adult Many families assume that adoption is only for children. However, adult adoptions are an option that many families can and should consider when there is an informal parent/child relationship that has never been legally formalized. Adult adoptions...
What is an Independent Adoption?

What is an Independent Adoption?

Independent adoption is the adoption of a child placed directly for the purposes of adoption with the adoptive family by their parent or guardian. The adoptive parents are not relatives to the child as defined by NC law. An agency may be involved but does not have...
Adopting Your Stepchild

Adopting Your Stepchild

What is a Stepparent Adoption? Stepparent adoption is the adoption of a child by the spouse of their biological parent.  Many families desire to make the relationship of stepparent and child a permanent one through adoption. In this case, the stepparent becomes the...