Who May Adopt In North Carolina?
North Carolina allows many people to adopt children. Adults between the ages of 21 and 65 are eligible to adopt. You may be single or married, but couples must be mar...ried for at least one year. All family members 18 years old and older must be fingerprinted in order for criminal record checks to be conducted locally, through the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), and through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
North Carolina Adoption Home Study~
A home study is the equivalent of a job interview, but far more intensive. Being a parent is the most important job you will ever have, and a home study interview reflects that. In addition to the criminal background checks, your home will be checked to insure that you have adequate room for a child and that your home meets basic safety standards. Your worker will also discuss details of your life such as your childhood, your marriage (if applicable), your parenting skills, and other details of your life. These questions may seem invasive, but in addition to learning about you, these questions help to match you with a child that is the best fit for your family.
Attorney Courtney Hull has significant experience assisting families in all areas of domestic law and a special interest in the adoption process . Contact her at 252-338-4151