Adoptions

 

Creating Families

 

Adoption is a special proceeding before the Clerk of Superior Court. If you are a stepparent wanting to adopt a stepchild or a couple interested in adopting a child, you will need to file a petition for adoption. Sometimes it is necessary for steps to be completed before you file the petition for adoption. If you are interested in adopting a child, speak with an attorney so that you know what legal steps you need to take.