Please be advised of the following: Although our staff will gladly assist you in answering procedural questions related to the adoption process, the Clerk's Office is expressly forbidden by law to offer you legal advice. Adoptions can be extremely complex and all demand high attention to detail, and it is recommended that you seek competent legal counsel to assist you.
For more information about the adoption process or to obtain the appropriate petition forms, you may visit the Special Proceedings Division
on the 12th floor of the Wake County Courthouse. Please see Directions for our location and directions.
Click here for Adoption Checklists (provided by Department of Social Services) - (PDF)
All Department of Social Services Adoption Forms (Click here)