Who Can Adopt in North Carolina?

Any adult, 18 years or older, can become an adoptive parent of a child or another adult in North Carolina. The adopting parent can be single, married, divorced or widowed. State law does not regulate the economic status or the parenting experience of the prospective adoptive parent(s). The primary requirement is that the adopting parent(s) be personally committed to the positive welfare and happiness of their new child.