Family law or adoption


#1

I live in Florida and my daughter lives in North Carolina. She was adopted around the age of 3, and now she’s 17 and wants to live with me… Legally can she move in with me?


#2

If your daughter was adopted then your parental rights were likely terminated and you will have no standing to file a custody or visitation lawsuit in NC. Since your daughter is still a minor child, the adoptive parents have full control over where she lives. Your daughter cannot make this decision until either she turns 18 or is emancipated by a court order.


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