Jacksonville Adoption Attorney
Family-Focused Legal Representation
The decision to grow your family through adoption is an exciting one. However, the legal adoption process in North Carolina can be complex and, at times, stressful. Working with a knowledgeable family law attorney can help you ensure all of your paperwork is in order and allow you to avoid mistakes that may result in unnecessary delays and other problems.
The Jacksonville, NC adoption lawyer at The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm has been serving individuals and families throughout the area since 2011. Our firm can guide you through the entire foster parent and adoption process, regardless of your particular circumstances.
Put an experienced attorney on your side; contact The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm online or call (910) 405-8459 to request a consultation.
Adoption & Foster Care Requirements
In North Carolina, as in other states, you must meet certain requirements in order to become a foster parent or adopt a child.
The requirements to become a foster parent include:
- You must be at least 21 years old
- You must undergo a complete background check
- You must complete 30 hours of preparatory training, known as Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence/Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP)
- You will need to become licensed as a foster parent
What are the Requirements to Adopt a Child in North Carolina?
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must undergo a full background check
You may also complete voluntary training through an adoption agency, but this is not usually required. Additionally, to become either a foster parent or adoptive parent, you do not need to be married; you can be single, married, divorced, or widowed. You are also permitted to adopt a child or become a foster parent if you own a home, rent a home, already have children, do not have children, or have some or no parenting experience.
Foster Care and Adoption Costs
You can work with your county department of social services or a licensed private agency to foster or adopt for free. Some private agencies not under contract with the State of North Carolina may charge a fee for their services. Please call 877-625-4371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn which private agencies are under contract with the State of North Carolina
How Our Firm Can Help
At The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm, we work with individuals and families in all types of adoptions and related issues. We can assist you whether you are interested in international or domestic adoption, familial adoption, grandparent adoption, private adoption, or adoption through an agency. We also regularly assist clients with both open and closed adoptions.
Our Jacksonville adoption lawyer can help you understand all of your legal rights, as well as the adoption process and what to expect at each stage. We work to ease the process and reduce the time involved whenever possible.
For more information, please contact us today at (910) 405-8459.
We Are Here to Help
Your attorney is not just someone you hire, it is someone who will stand with you during this difficult time. We are here for you.
Honesty & Integrity
At The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm, we pride ourselves on being a firm that holds the values of honesty and integrity.
Native of Jacksonville
Attorney Avery was born and raised in Jacksonville. He is known for his great reputation within the community.
We take the time needed to understand your situation and provide a customized solution to meet your needs.