Tag:adoption

  • Court Overturns Adoption Ruling

    RALEIGH — North Carolina law provides that a biological father has a right to prevent his offspring from being put up for adoption without his consent. To preserve this right, the father must provide actual financial support for the offspring. In a recent ruling, the state Supreme Court clarified what…

  • Court Rules on Child-Support Issue

    RALEIGH — North Carolina social-service agencies can provide financial incentives to families that adopt “special needs” children, but not all marriages last. What effect do these adoptive-assistance payments have in determining child-support payments? The answer, according to the state’s second-highest court, is they should be treated as income to the…