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20Jun, 16

By taking advantage of the federal adoption tax credit, US Military benefits and employer advantages, thousands of American families are eligible and receive financial benefits each year for the cost associated with an adoption. Here’s a quick breakdown of those three methods: Federal Adoption Tax Credit The federal adoption tax credit (FATC) allows a monetary… Read More

19Apr, 16
Surrogacy Gestational Birthmother Raleigh Adopt Child

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Ethics has released an opinion “to provide an overview of gestational surrogacy and to describe the ethical responsibilities for obstetrician–gynecologists who take part in the care of women who participate in these arrangements.” Gestational surrogacy is an increasingly common form of family building. However, as the… Read More

12Apr, 16
free child custody north carolina mediation

Guest post from David Festin In my third year of law school, I had a great opportunity to take a class on judicial administration, focusing my semester-long research paper on alternative dispute resolution, and specifically, court-ordered child custody mediation in North Carolina. What I found in my research was a promising outlook on the effectiveness and… Read More

8Mar, 16
interstate adoption law changes north carolina

Modernization Comes to Interstate Adoptions & Interstate Compact in North Carolina Adoptive families used to dread the waiting associated with satisfying the requirements of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC).  As the Act states: “the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) was established in 1960 to provide a uniform legal… Read More

10Feb, 16
eggs law fertility attorney raleigh nc

We have laws that limit or outright ban the commodification of human tissue transfers and services provided by surrogates. But it appears that we are of two different minds on these practices. In 2011, two women who provided eggs to couples struggling with infertility sued American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in federal court claiming… Read More