Charlotte, NC asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for North Carolina

Q: Can I adopt in NC with ADHD?

1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen Edward Robertson
Stephen Edward Robertson
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: According to statute in North Carolina any adult may file to adopt a child. If you want to adopt a child the clerk or judge dealing with special proceeding actions will Order a Home Study. The home study will include the following:

physical and mental health, financial information, the home environment, marital and family history, history of DSS involvement, criminal history including child abuse, or other crimes other than minor traffic offenses, and financial information. There is no indication in these requirements that ADHD will impact your ability to adopt provided you are following a doctor's orders in treatment of your condition. ADHD would only impact your ability to adopt if it impacted your ability to parent.

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