Fayetteville Adoption Lawyer
The legal process of adopting a child can add significant stress to what should be an exciting time in a family’s life. Adoptive parents must meet numerous requirements and parents must complete a lengthy process to finalize an adoption. If a birth parent objects to a potential adoption, the process can become even more complicated.
Anyone with a legal interest in a private family adoption in North Carolina needs representation from an experienced family law attorney. Birth and adoptive parents in Cumberland County benefit from attorney James H. Cooke’s more than three decades of experience navigating the family court system. With his careful guidance, our firm’s clients can navigate this important process in as little time as possible without sacrificing the desired result.
If you need legal representation as part of the adoption process, call our Fayetteville office toll free at 800-631-6578 to speak with a lawyer.
Making An Important Legal Process More Manageable
There are many steps involved in adopting a child in North Carolina. Prospective adoptive parents must obtain and submit several forms, including:
- Petition for Adoption
- Consent to Adopt by Spouse
- Consent to Adopt by Parent/Non spouse
- Consent of Child (if the child is 12 years or older)
- Affidavit of Fees and Expenses
- Decree of Adoption
- Report to Vital Records
We assist our clients at every step of this process. In some cases, a hearing before a judge will be a required part of the adoption formalities, and we prepare our clients for everything that is required of them during this hearing.