Adding To Your Family Through Adoption

Adding a child to your family is one of life's happiest events. To really enjoy this happiness as adoptive parents, however, you have to make sure the process and legal structure for adoption are done right.

At Sigmon, Clark, Mackie, Hanvey & Ferrell, P.A., we guide families through the adoption process with skill and compassion.

Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation in a confidential consultation. From our office in Hickory, our firm serves adoption clients throughout North Carolina, focusing primarily in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton and extended Charlotte area.

What Type Of Adoption Are You Considering?

Every adoption is unique, just as every family is unique. That is why, to help you best, we will begin by listening closely in order to understand your particular circumstances.

Once you've shared your story, we can identify what steps are needed to reach your adoption goals. Led by Attorney Raven M. Barron, we handle adoptions of all types, including:

  • Stepparent Adoptions - As a stepparent, you have choices to make about adoption. We can help you clarify your goals and take appropriate action.
  • Grandparent Adoptions - Many grandparents take care of grandchildren. We can work with you to formalize the arrangement as needed.
  • DSS Adoptions - Raven M. Barron is experienced working with the Department of Social Services, and has assisted many foster and adoptive families adopting children through the agency.
  • Independent Adoptions & Directed relinquishment - North Carolina has a process called directed relinquishment by which birth mothers can give a child up and choose a family to adopt the child in certain cases. We can help you navigate the legalities of this, including contested aspects of adoption which may arise, navigating through the ICPC process in Interstate Adoptions, and filing actions to unseal adoption records if necessary.

We focus a key part of our practice on adoption law because we care deeply about helping families find the happiness that adoption can bring.

Getting Started

Get started today by calling our office at 828-328-2596 or 866-784-9938. You can also get in touch by completing our brief online form.