Agency Adoptions

There are many options to consider when you are looking to adopt. Your options include adoption from private sources, adoption agencies or through local department of social services programs such as foster care.  Adoption can be emotional and stressful, our team of attorneys are available to assist you through every step of the adoption process.

Private and public agencies provide assistance to adoptive parents by locating children for adoption. Both agencies can either operate on a non-profit or for profit basis and typically charge a fee to adoptive parents for their services. Children are relinquished to the agency’s control for several reasons, most commonly by biological  parents or through order of the court when the biological parent’s rights have been terminated.

Adoption agencies are required to follow stricter licensing guidelines and rules in adoptions and can take longer than independent adoptions. If you seek the assistance of an agency there are also numerous legal documents that must be submitted by adoptive parents to the Court in order for the adoption to be approved. Our attorneys have extensive experience in navigating all the legal formalities required in any adoption that you choose.

Our attorneys can advise you of all your options, and provide expertise on the time frame, expenses, and documents required. We are also available to resolve any issues that arise and represent  you in court to protect the your interests.

Our family law team of attorneys includes Board Certified Specialists in Family Law, specially trained Collaborative Divorce Professionals, and an expert in adoption in North Carolina.

Whether you believe that your situation is simple or complex, no adoption is easy. An experienced attorney can assist you in understanding the long-term impact your decisions may have. Collectively, our team brings a century of legal experience to your family law matter. Call our family law team at 336-379-1390 to schedule your consultation today.

Michele G. Smith

Greensboro Adoption and Family Law Attorney Michele Smith

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