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The Process of Adopting a Baby from the Hospital in North Carolina

The Process of Adopting a Baby from the Hospital in North Carolina

Choosing to adopt a child is a beautiful and life-changing decision. Whether you’re starting or expanding your family, the journey of adopting a newborn can be both exciting and daunting.…

Understanding the Process of Grandparents Adopting Grandchildren in North Carolina

Understanding the Process of Grandparents Adopting Grandchildren in North Carolina

Raising her grandchildren was not how Mary expected to spend her golden years, but when her daughter fell ill, she opened her home without hesitation. Taking in two young boys…

What Rights Does a Stepparent Have in North Carolina?

What Rights Does a Stepparent Have in North Carolina?

Raleigh resident and devoted stepfather Michael has been married to his wife Sarah for several years. Over time, he developed a deep bond with Sarah’s two children from her previous…

Can You Adopt Someone Over 18 in North Carolina?

Can You Adopt Someone Over 18 in North Carolina?

Mark is a stepparent who raised his stepchild Alexandra with unwavering love and devotion, treating her as if she was his biological child. He celebrated her every milestone and triumph,…

How Do LGBT Adoption Laws Work in North Carolina?

How Do LGBT Adoption Laws Work in North Carolina?

In a landmark 2014 decision, a federal court struck down North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban, setting the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide the…

Examining the Role of Adoption Facilitators: What North Carolina Can Learn from California’s Ban

Examining the Role of Adoption Facilitators: What North Carolina Can Learn from California’s Ban

Adoption is a beautiful journey that unites families, but it can also be complex and challenging. The matching process, the second step after a home study, could involve adoption facilitators,…

Understanding the Impact of the ADOPT Act on Interstate Adoption

Understanding the Impact of the ADOPT Act on Interstate Adoption

When adopting a child from another state, residents of North Carolina must be aware of the process known as interstate adoption. Unlike adopting within your state, interstate adoption mandates specific…

Make the Adoption Tax Credit Refundable

Make the Adoption Tax Credit Refundable

What does that mean? The existing tax credit for adoption expenses reduces a filer’s tax liability dollar for dollar, but only up to the amount you owe. Refundable tax credits…

My Husband Wants to Adopt My Child in North Carolina. What are the Rights of My Child’s Biological Parent?

My Husband Wants to Adopt My Child in North Carolina. What are the Rights of My Child’s Biological Parent?

Your spouse has already taken on the role of a parent, shouldering the responsibilities and forging a deep emotional connection. Now, it’s time for him to secure his relationship with…

The Blind Side – Lessons Learned

The Blind Side – Lessons Learned

The inspiring feel-good story of Michael Oher and the Touhy family has turned into another sad tabloid event. To make it worse, all that unpleasant drama could have been avoided.  …

The Consequences of Delaying Stepparent Adoption in North Carolina

The Consequences of Delaying Stepparent Adoption in North Carolina

Navigating stepparent adoption in North Carolina can be complex and fraught with challenges. While it’s natural for a parent to think, “I want my husband/wife/partner to adopt my son or…

Adopting Your Stepchild in North Carolina: What Stepparents Must Know

Adopting Your Stepchild in North Carolina: What Stepparents Must Know

Are you the stepparent of a child whose biological parent is not in the picture? Going through with a legal adoption may be a good choice for your family. It…

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