You need a North Carolina adoption attorney for matters including:
- Independent adoptions
- Agency adoptions
- Relative (stepparent) adoptions
- Termination of Parental Rights actions
- Contested adoptions
If you are planning to adopt a child in North Carolina call Gum, Hillier & McCroskey for a consultation.
Our family law attorneys provide a wide variety of adoption related legal representation. Unfortunately, adopting a child is not always bringing a new baby into a childless or expanding family. Many times, step-parents, grandparents and other extended family need ways to create more cohesive family units for the best interest of the child.
Adoption establishes the legal parent-child relationship between adults and children who aren’t necessarily related by blood. At the same time, adoption permanently severs the relationship between the child and his biological parents and their families, relieving their legal rights and obligations toward the child. Stepparent adoptions do not terminate the relationship of the child to the natural parent who is the spouse of the stepparent.
In order to determine what is most beneficial to you and your family during this time, please contact us to receive more information.