North Carolina No Longer Recognizes Second Parent Adoptions
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On December 21, 2010, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that second parent adoptions are no longer legal in that state, and that all second parent adoptions granted in the past are also void. In short, through one court opinion, hundreds of North Carolina children went from having two legal parents to having only one. For the details, see the blog post North Carolina Supreme Court Voids All Second Parent Adoptions on Queer Justice: Nolo's LGBT Law Blog.