When children are not able to return to their parents, adoption gives children in need of a loving family a permanent home. Adoption is the legal process by which a child born to one set of parents becomes the child of another parent or set of parents. The adoptive parents then take on all of the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of the birth parents, just as if the child had been born to them. The primary purpose of the adoption service is to promote the best interest of the child while protecting the rights of his/her birth and adoptive parents.

Adoption Services-What We Provide

  • Help birth parents with decisions related to care of children
  • Find permanent homes for children available for adoption
  • Assess and complete study of prospective adoptive parents
  • Seek families most suited to child’s needs
  • Provide adoption assistance to special needs children
  • Adoption services including home studies, adoption assistance, and other service

If you would like to be a foster/adoptive parent, please contact our office at 36-570-6532 or by visiting our office located at 319 N. Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27217. Please ask to speak with someone in our Adoption Unit of our Children Services Unit.

For more information please visit the North Carolina Division of Social Services Adoption Web page.