Helping You Adopt With Confidence

Adoption And Family Law

As part of our full range of North Carolina family law services, Coggin Law, PLLC, in Charlotte, advises and assists families through every stage of the adoption process. Many people seeking to adopt a child are surprised to learn that it is often a challenging process that involves emotional setbacks and stressful paperwork that require strict adherence to Chapter 48 of the North Carolina Adoption statutes.

Every step of the adoption process is to protect the well-being of the child.
Couples or individuals trying to adopt are certain they are ready to take on the rigors of new parenthood. Many are frustrated to learn that the smallest doubt in the minds of the adoption agency social workers can result in delays and even denials. It is important to remember that the primary goal in North Carolina adoption law is to protect the best interests of the child.

Why Does Adoption Require An Attorney?

While you will not be required to retain the services of a lawyer to proceed with your adoption, it is helpful to have an advocate on your side, to help you clear the roadblocks, move through the emotional ups-and-downs, and handle the details of submitting forms and paperwork on time.

Here are the two primary reasons you should have a lawyer working with you:

  • Adoption creates a new, permanent legal relationship between the adopting parent and the adoptee-child.
  • Adoption permanently severs all legal relationships between the adoptee-child and his or her biological parents. An adopting family fully enjoys the same legal status as if the child were naturally born to the adopting parents.

We are ready to help you with:

  • Adopting an infant
  • Adopting a child in foster care
  • Independent adoption
  • Agency adoption
  • Adopting a stepchild
  • Adopting a relative
  • Surrogacy adoption
  • International adoption

Before You Take The Next Step, Talk To An Experienced Adoption Lawyer

Call us at 704-533-8636 or send an email to arrange an opportunity to sit down with one of our adoption lawyers to discuss your dreams of building your family through adoption.