In South Carolina, all adoptions of minors require a guardian ad litem to be appointed to represent the interest of the minor. In Horry County, the guardian ad litem is an Attorney.
The purpose of the guardian ad litem is to perform an investigation to determine if the adoption is in the best interest of the child.
In all the adoptions I have been been a part of to date, the guardian ad litem has found that the adoption is in the child’s best interest. To help this occur, I review the facts of the case and the applicable law thoroughly to look for any possible shortcomings in the case. After I review the fact and law, I ask myself one simple question. “Is this adoption in the child’s best interest?” If I can answer “yes,” I will move forward with the case. If I cannot, I won’t take the case.