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What you need to know about adoption in North Carolina

If you are interested in adoption, one of your main questions may be, "Who can adopt?" There are many myths surrounding the requirements to adopt. In truth, there are only a few different requirements you must meet.

For example, did you know that you don't have to own a home to adopt a child? You may rent, own a home, own a trailer or be housed in other ways and still be able to adopt. The primary concern in these cases is that a child has a secure, safe place to live.

Another thing many people think is true that isn't is that you have to be married to adopt. While some children do better in a two-parent household, there are others who may benefit from having only a father or mother. You may be single, divorced, married or widowed and adopt a child.

There are many children in foster care and in the care of Child Services who have special needs. Some people don't bring these children home for fear that they won't have the income needed. The fact is that adopting a foster child with special needs is affordable. The agency provides you with the cost of adopting the child to help with the expense.

It's possible to adopt a child in a variety of different situations. If you're ready to adopt and to provide care for a child, your attorney can help you move forward with your adoption and bring your child home. With the right support, this can be an easy process that moves smoothly.

Source: NC Kids, "Who can adopt?," accessed May 25, 2017

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