Disruption and Dissolution

We understand that the adoption process can be emotionally and financially challenging, and we are here to support you and advocate for your rights. Our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of the complex laws and regulations surrounding adoption in the state of North Carolina, and we are committed to fighting for the best possible outcome for you and your family. If you are facing an adoption disruption or dissolution, please don't hesitate to contact us for compassionate and skilled legal representation.


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What Is Adoption Disruption?

Adoption disruption in North Carolina refers to the process by which an adoption is terminated before it is finalized. This can occur if the adoptive parents and the adoptive child are unable to form a bond or if the adoptive parents are unable to meet the child's needs.

In North Carolina, adoption disruption typically occurs during the pre-adoption period, which is the period between the placement of the child with the adoptive parents and the finalization of the adoption. During this time, the adoptive parents and the child are typically required to participate in counseling and other support services to help ensure that the adoption is successful.

If the adoption is disrupted, the child will typically be placed with a new adoptive family or returned to the custody of the Department of Social Services. 

It is important to note that adoption disruption can be a difficult and emotional process for all parties involved, and it is generally advisable to seek the advice of an attorney if you are considering disrupting an adoption in North Carolina.

What Is Adoption Dissolution?

In North Carolina, adoption dissolution is the process of ending an adoption that has already been finalized. This process is also sometimes referred to as "adoption revocation" or "adoption termination."

Adoption dissolution is a legal process that can only be granted by a court. It may be granted in certain limited circumstances. If the court grants an adoption dissolution, it will cancel the adoption decree and the legal relationship between the adoptive parent and the adoptive child will be terminated. The adoptive child will return to the legal custody of their biological parent or another relative, or may be placed in foster care or with a new adoptive family.

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If you are facing an adoption disruption or dissolution, don't hesitate to reach out to Dempsey Law. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated helping you navigate the complex legal landscape of adoption. We understand that this can be a difficult and emotional time, and we are here to offer compassionate and skilled representation to help you and your family through this challenging process. Contact Dempsey Law today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.

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