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4 Key Adoption Tips for Same-Sex Couples January 15, 2019

Albemarle, Stanly
4 Key Adoption Tips for Same-Sex Couples, Albemarle, North Carolina

Adopting a child is a dream for many people, including same-sex couples who want to start a family of their own. While family law in every state gives these hopeful parents the right to adopt, same-sex couples face unique challenges that often require special consideration. If you’re hoping to adopt a child, these guidelines will help you navigate the complex legal and emotional process.

4 Tips for Adopting a Child

1. Consider Your Adoption Alternatives

family lawSince gaining the same rights as heterosexual couples, same-sex families have access to all the same options, including public, private, or international adoptions. You and your partner should also decide whether you want to adopt an infant or perhaps an older child in foster care.

2. Interview Agencies Carefully

Selecting an adoption agency is one of the most important decisions you’ll make and could have a significant impact on the outcome. In addition to asking about their licenses and qualifications, make sure their approach is right for you and that they have experience supporting same-sex couples through the process.

3. Talk to Other Parents

Adoption can be a long, drawn-out, exhausting experience — especially if you’re not sure what to expect. Other same-sex couples who’ve adopted children can be a valuable resource, explaining what they went through and pointing you toward effective, compassionate professionals.

4. Hire a Family Law Attorney

Most families have never gone through the adoption process before, but an experienced family law attorney will be intimately familiar with every step. They’ll guide you through the process, ensure you’re ready for any court hearings, explain the home study, and help you find any other professional guidance you might need.


If you’re planning to adopt a child in North Carolina’s Stanly County, let the professionals at the Fulcher Law Firm provide the legal insight you need. With over 18 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the system, they’ll help you build the family you’ve always dreamed of. Visit their website for more on their family law services, get more tips on Twitter, or call (704) 984-6060 to request a free consultation today.

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