Over the past decade, North Carolina adoption laws have changed drastically, in order to give more rights to all parties involved – the birth mother, the adoptive family, and the adopted child.
The biggest change is that North Carolina adoption law now allows contact between the birth mother and her adopted child after the adoption has been finalized by the courts.
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When entering an adoption agreement, there is a section recognized by the adoption laws in North Carolina that states that if all parties agree, the birth mother and the adoptive family may remain in contact with one another.
This allows the birth mother to stay abreast of her child’s development, and is allows the adoptive parents (if they so choose) to follow the birth mother and allow their adopted child to know about her.
Of course, North Carolina adoption law also provides counseling and financial assistance to both the birth mother and the adoptive family to help with the placement transition.
Unlike most other states, North Carolina adoption laws allow for adoptive families seeking children to advertise on-line and in newspapers in order to find a birth mother looking to place her child.
North Carolina adoption law also has a new stipulation for birth mothers, which decrees that if a newborn is given up for placement, the window is 7 days before the decision becomes irrevocable.
North Carolina adoption law offers a number of services and options for child placement, and the state will work with birth mothers and adoptive parents in order to find a perfect match for the child.
If you are a birth mother who is seeking to place a child with an adoptive family, or you are a household looking to open its doors to an adopted child, you should seek the consultation of a North Carolina adoption law attorney, or contact the North Carolina adoption law center to find out your rights, the option available to you, and to become informed about the most recent changes to North Carolina adoption laws.