Step Parent Adoption in South Carolina: What To Do When The Other Parent Is In Jail Or Cannot Be Found.

The process for step parent adoption in South Carolina can avoid many of the delays and procedural requirements of the adoption statute. Still, there are some pitfalls that you should know about, especially if the other parent is incarcerated or has disappeared. South Carolina has a sordid history...
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Adoption Nullified By Court of Appeals For Failure To Strictly Follow South Carolina Adoption Statute

On August 4, 2014 the South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld a trial court ruling that a birth mother’s signed consent to the adoption of her child was not valid because it was not properly witnessed. In the case of Brown v Baby Girl Harper the birth mother signed a document (called a “Con...
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