Charlotte Adoption Attorneys
Helping Families in Waxhaw County & Beyond Become Parents
Adoptions can be one of the most difficult yet rewarding decisions a family makes. While you will provide hope and love to a child in need through the process, the child will also give back to you too. The benefits of starting and nourishing a family are immense. With various adoption options, including foster care adoption and infant adoption, the process has become more popular than ever. No matter which route you choose, you will want an attorney’s assistance as you navigate the legal aspects of adoption. Our lawyers can help you with the process, so you can focus less on the legal components and more on what it will take to become a parent.
The Benefits of Hiring an Adoption Attorney
Navigating the adoption process alone can be complicated – especially if you have never worked with an adoption program or agency before. Do not let the process deter you from the opportunity to change a child’s life forever. Hire an adoption attorney to help you stay informed and organized as you work through the adoption process. When you do, you can experience benefits such as:
Your adoption attorney can review your adoption application and point out any mistakes and/or issues. You do not want to spend months waiting to hear if your adoption application went through only to find out you made a mistake on your paperwork.
There are a lot of logistics involved with adoption, so it would behoove you to seek counsel from someone with legal experience to understand your rights. Peace of mind is priceless.
An adoption lawyer has assisted other clients with the kind of adoption you are seeking. He/she will be well informed on the process, due dates, necessary paperwork, and other tips you may want to know as you move forward.
Your adoption lawyer can represent you in court should a problem arise. Though issues during an adoption are not common, it is best to have a legal advocate on your side, just in case.
How to Adopt a Child
The process of becoming an adoptive parent in North Carolina involves a thorough assessment and approval process that includes taking courses, attending interviews, home visits, and going through a criminal background check. Adoptive parents are approved by their local county Department of Social Services (DSS) or a private agency.
The basic adoption steps in North Carolina are as follows:
- Choose an adoption agency and attend an orientation meeting with the agency.
- Complete a pre-placement assessment (PPA) or adoptive home study.
- Register with AdoptUsKids to find a child to adopt.
- Register with the NC Kids Office to be added to the database of approved families looking to adopt.
- Submit your PPA for kids in need of an adoptive home.
- Once matched, schedule a meeting to visit the child and create a plan to move the child to your residence.
- Complete the legal adoption process and receive the final decree of adoption.
Children Come First
With the complexities of family law, we put the well-being and safety of your children at the forefront of your case.
When you work with Blood Law, PLLC, you work with our entire team. Everyone is here to support you through each step.
We create personalized plans for each client while setting realistic expectations on the possible outcomes of the case.
From our first phone call to final signing, our team goes above and beyond to make sure you're getting the attention you deserve.
“Anna guided me through the entire process and answered all of my questions and concerns quickly.”- Debra K.
“Anna is very knowledgeable of the law as well as the local courts and judges.”- Penny N.
“I’m extremely grateful for Anna's help in my time of need.”- Olivia L.