Adoption

Eatmon Law Firm, PC helps married couples and individuals with the following types of adoptions:

  • Private Adoptions. The adoptive parents locate a child available for adoption without the assistance of an adoption agency. This can be done with the consent of the biological parents or may involve a private termination of parental rights.
  • Stepparent Adoptions. The spouse of a child’s parent seeks to become a legal parent of the child. The stepparent and parent must be married for at least six (6) months prior to being eligible to initiate a stepparent adoption.
  • Relative Adoptions. The adoptive parents are related to the child they desire to adopt.
  • Adult Adoptions. Adult adoptions are often sought because the adoptee’s biological parent(s) would not consent to the adoption during the adoptee’s minority.
  • Please note that Eatmon Law Firm, PC does not assist with international adoptions.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Eatmon Law Firm (ELF) REMAINS OPEN!

  • We are accepting new clients.
  • We continue to represent our current clients in the same diligent fashion we always have.
  • In order to keep our staff and clients healthy, we are working remotely as much as possible.
  • We will conduct face to face meetings by appointment only and will follow recommended safety protocols.
  • Remote video or phone consultations can be held during normal business hours.
  • All staff are available by phone and email from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every weekday.
  • Mediations taking place prior to April 12, 2020 will be held via videoconference, pursuant to the directive by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission.