Adoption of Adults

Adoption of Adults

Statistics aren’t available on how many adult adoptions occur each year because adult adoptions aren’t tracked nationally. Adult adoptions are easier and less expensive than adoptions of children. Adult adoptions have been used for some interesting...
Stepparent Adoption

Stepparent Adoption

When a child is adopted, their ties to their prior parents are severed with one exception. Step-parent adoptions only sever the relationship with the parent the Step-parent is not married to at the time of the adoption. The requirements for a step-parent adoption are...
North Carolina Adoption Basics

North Carolina Adoption Basics

The North Carolina statute on adoptions governs how adoptions are done in NC and it is based in large part on the Uniform Adoption Act. Adoption proceedings are special proceedings before the clerk of the superior court, but appeals and all cases with issues of fact...
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