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Hickory, NC 28602

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Newton, NC 28658

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There are several terms, listed below, that you may find helpful to understand:

  • Relinquishment of Minor for Adoption
    The legal document a birth parent signs to release the child for adoption.

  • Revocation (rev-o-kay-shun)
    This legal document cancels the Relinquishment. The Revocation must be signed and delivered to the adoption agency within 7 days of signing the Relinquishment

  • Notary
    A person who has legal power to witness (see) the signing of important papers. Relinquishment and Revocations must be witnessed and signed by a Notary.