Relative Adoption is for distant relatives who wish to legally adopt a child in the family. Family members seeking to legally adopt a grandchild, niece, or nephew can do so without the use of a licensed child placing agency. More distant relatives require an agency like Adoption Option to assist in completing the adoption assessment process, as well as providing counseling services with the birth parents. This process falls under the “Identified” adoption law and process.
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Adoption Option, a partnership between Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota and The Village Family Service Center offers pregnancy and parenting support services, adoption services and post-adoption search and disclosure services.