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Important information about filing an adoption in North Carolina.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN NORTH CAROLINA: We are committed to helping unite families through stepparent adoption. We understand that some relationships leave a child with an absent parent. Our program allows families to complete their North Carolina step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.
Completing a stepparent adoption in North Carolina doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Our goal is to empower families with an affordable means to adopt their stepson or stepdaughter. We back our service with a 100% court acceptance guarantee.
Adopt your step child in North Carolina. Forms to help do it yourself families to complete their own adoption in North Carolina.

North Carolina step parent adoption

North Carolina stepson and stepdaughter adoption.

Helping the entire State of North Carolina in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in North Carolina and recommended by court clerks.
We help families in every city of North Carolina, including: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, Asheville, Greenville, Concord, Gastonia, Jacksonville, and every other city in North Carolina.

Important information about filing an adoption in North Carolina.

A stepparent adoption in North Carolina can be a fairly simple process, and it can be a wonderful step to take to unit the family unit. When the adoption is completed, the child will have the following benefits:
> New name is established (if desired)
> New birth certificate
> Two legal parents active in the child’s life
> Ability to inherit from adoptive parent
The child will have a relationship with the adoptive parent that is the same as if the child were born to the stepparent. The child’s new birth certificate will show the child’s new name and will have the adoptive parent and the natural parent listed as the child’s mother and father.
If your matter is complex, a local adoption attorney can answer any legal questions you may have. Review the following fact check which provides a general guideline as to whether you can do your own adoption:

Who can adopt.

> Stepmother, or
> Stepfather
A stepparent in North Carolina can file to adopt his or her step child. The stepparent must be legally married to the child’s parent.
In some states, a domestic partnership and same-sex marriages may also adopt under the step parent adoption laws.

Parental Rights

Both the biological father and the biological mother have parental rights to the child. In every adoption, the absent or consenting parents parental rights will have to be terminated.
Some of the common grounds for termination of parental rights are:
> Abandonment of the child
> Lack of financial support
> Sustained lack of contact
> Abuse or neglect of minor children
> Putative or presumptive father is not the bio-father

Child’s consent

In North Carolina, if the child is over 12 years of age, the child will be required to sign a consent to the adoption.

Where to file

You will file your step parent adoption documents in the court located in the county where you reside. If you are in the military, you have the option to file in your home-state of record.
We have listed the address for some of the North Carolina Courts below.

North Carolina Adoption

After you have determined that you want to complete a stepparent adoption, and have familiarized yourself with the adoption process, we can help you make the adoption a reality.
The adoption is fairly simple:
> Complete our online questionnaire
> Review and sign the adoption forms
> Notice the absent parent
> Sign all consents
> Complete background check (if required)
> Complete home-study (if required)
> Attend final adoption hearing
We will let you know if a background check or home study is required. We will also let you know if your specific situation can eliminate any steps or whether a step or two will need to be added.

Do it yourself step parent adoption in North Carolina


Here is the information for all of the courts in North Carolina that handle adoptions. If your region is not listed, we will include the nearest court information with your documents.


Burleigh County District Court:

Wake County District Court: 316 Fayetteville St Mall, Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: (919) 755-4105


Durham County District Court:201 East Main St., Durham, NC 27701 Phone: (919) 564-7070


Durham County Family Court:2201 N. Roxboro St., 1st Floor, Durham, NC 27701 Phone: 919-564-7220 Fax: 919-564-7089


Guilford County District Court: 201 South Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27401 Phone: (336) 574-4302


Forsyth County District Court:200 N Main St., Winston Salem, NC 27120 Phone: (336) 761-2250


Mecklenburg County District Court: 832 East Fourth St., Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: (704) 686-0400


Cumberland County District Court:117 Dick St., ayetteville, NC 28301 Phone: (910) 678-2902


Cumberland County Family Court: Cumberland County Courthouse, Suite 211 (Second floor) 117 Dick Street P.O. Box 363, Fayetteville, N.C. 28302
Phone: (910) 678-2929 Fax: (910) 486-8555


Gaston County District Court: 325 North Marietta St., Gastonia, NC 28052-2331 Phone: (704) 852-3100


Buncombe County District Court: 60 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: (828) 232-2605


Court filing fees.

The court filing fees for an adoption in North Carolina are approximately $200.

Step Parent Adoption in North Carolina We help families throughout North Carolina complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, Asheville, Greenville, Concord, Gastonia, Jacksonville, and all the other cities in North Carolina.

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