Learn about Guardianship in NC

Every child and youth deserves the chance to grow up in a family that can provide them with love, hope, and stability. In North Carolina, when a child or youth is in foster care and neither reunification with birth parent or primary caregivers nor adoption is a good fit, legal guardianship is another way to find a forever home. Unlike

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New legislation will improve North Carolina’s child welfare system
Overview of the Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act

Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 630 into legislation (S.L. 2017-41) on June 21, 2017, strengthening North Carolina’s social service system. Known as Rylan’s Law, the Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act will serve as the foundation for changes in how the North Carolina Division of Social Services (NC DSS) and the 100 county department of social services offices

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