Postadoption Contact Agreements Between Birth and Adoptive Families - North Carolina

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What may be included in postadoption contact agreements?

Citation: Gen. Stat. § 48-3-610

If a person executing consent and the prospective adoptive parent or parents enter into an agreement regarding visitation, communication, support, and any other rights and duties with respect to the minor, this agreement shall not be a condition precedent to the consent itself, and failure to perform shall not invalidate a consent already given.

Who may be a party to a postadoption contact agreement?

Citation: Gen. Stat. § 48-3-610

The person executing consent and the prospective adoptive parent or parents may enter into the agreement.

What is the role of the court in postadoption contact agreements?

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Are agreements legally enforceable?

Citation: Gen. Stat. § 48-3-610

The agreement itself shall not be enforceable.

How may an agreement be terminated or modified?

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.