North Carolina Adoption Laws
|Code Section||§48-1-100, et seq.; No|
|Who May Be Adopted||Any person; any adult with his consent; spouses may not adopt each other|
|Age that Child's Consent Needed||12 years and older|
|Who May Adopt||Any adult person over 18 yrs. old or husband and wife jointly or one spouse gives consent, only one unmarried person may file. Must have resided in North Carolina for six months next preceding filing of petition. Residency requirement waived under certain circumstances.|
|Home Residency Required Prior to Finalization of Adoption?||At least 90 days|
|State Agency/Court||Health and Human Services/Superior|
|Statute of Limitations to Challenge||6 months|
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