wonder: Which is my real family tree? The one from my birth family or my adoptive
family? The answer is that both families are real: The family they entered through birth and the
one they entered through adoption, love and choice. The first family gives the child roots, while the child's
adoptive family forms the branches and new growth.
Start One With Me!!!
Want to be an adoptive
The following traits are
necessary in a good adoptive parent:
Ability to ADVOCATE for children
You will need the
Criminal background check
A home study
You can become an adoptive
parent if you are between the ages of 21 and 65 and have a stable home. You can be single, work
outside the home, and be any race or ethnic origin. There is no educational requirement and
there are no fees to adopt waiting children in DSS custody. If you adopt privately, the adoptive family will need
to pay for the adoption to be filed and completed.
Adoption is a legally binding
transfer of all parenting rights and responsibilities to an adoptive parent forever.
For additional information
regarding adoption, please call (704) 487-0661 and ask to speak with a Foster/Adoption Licensing Social Worker.