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Adoption

adopting older children
Opening up your heart and home to a child in need is one of the most selfless acts.  While babies and younger children usually have an easier time getting adopted, more than 20,000 youths age out of the foster care system. Adopting older children is a great way to provide stability and support to a [...]
international adoption
If you’ve decided to adopt a child, and want to learn more about the adoption process, there are a few different types of adoption you can explore. One of these options is international adoption, which is when you decide to adopt a child from outside the United States.   There are plenty of children around [...]
adoption misconceptions
The adoption process is an exciting time for you and your family. Choosing to adopt a child is a big step, and you are truly embarking on the journey of a lifetime. However, if you or someone in your family is planning to adopt a child, there are a lot of common adoption misconceptions you [...]
single parent adoption
Choosing to adopt a child is a big decision. It’s taking on financial, legal, and personal responsibility for someone else’s well being - however, there is nothing more exciting than raising a child. If you’re a single adult who wants to adopt a child, maybe you’re wondering what your options look like from a legal [...]
Adoption Lawyers

What do Adoption Lawyers do?

If you are planning on adopting a child, you may need an adoption lawyer. This particularly goes for adopting privately rather than from state foster care. Wait times are often shorter for younger children and infants (although they can be longer for older children). If you want to learn more about the role of an [...]
North Carolina Adoption Attorneys

National Adoption Month

Every year, November is recognized as National Adoption Month! At Apple Payne Law, PLLC, we love handling adoption cases.  The yearly event began as a weeklong celebration of adoption awareness in 1976, as a way to promote the need for foster families to take in children in foster care. Over the years, support grew and [...]

Adoption Tax Credits

April – ah, the joy of finally having spring flowers, a touch of snow, and temperature swings so wild you think you are on a grand roller coaster. The joys of living in North Carolina! Ah, but the one big drawback of April it seems – the dreaded TAX DAY! However, it seems like the [...]
2019 NC Family Law Rising Stars Magazine Header
Apple Payne Law, PLLC is honored to announce that firm attorney & partner Ronald D. Payne II was selected for the third straight year to the North Carolina Family Law Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to [...]
Ron Payne, 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star North Carolina
Apple Payne Law, PLLC is honored to announce that firm attorney & partner Ronald D. Payne II was selected for the second straight year to the North Carolina Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this [...]

Adoption Basics in North Carolina

Our firm frequently gets questions about adoption in North Carolina and we hope to answer some of the more common questions here for you! First, does your firm handle adoptions? YES! We handle ALL kinds of adoptions at Apple Payne Law, PLLC – from the more simple step-parent or relative adoptions to complicated interstate adoptions [...]