If you are a non-resident  seeking to adopt a child from South Caroina or the non-resident’s attorney, seek South Carolina legal assitance as early in the process as possible.

In addition to requiring the couple to comply with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Chilren, South Carolina requires a judicial determination as to wether the couple meets one of the statutory exceptions allowing a non-resident to adopt. You may be able to get the judicial determination prior to the child’s birth; this will help make the adoption more seamless.

Those exceptions may be found in this blog post.

We have severly great attorneys in this state that work with interstate adoptions; please contact my office if you need guidance.