Civil Court Custody Order
When Child Welfare IS NOT Involved
A custody order obtained in a civil district court gives you legal custody and the right to physically care for the child and to make decisions about that child’s welfare. It does not terminate the child’s parents’ parental rights, but in order to regain custody, the parents have to go back to court.
NC Legal Options for Kinship Caregivers
- Temporary Parental Safety Agreement
- Becoming a Licensed Kinship Foster Parent
- Caregiving Without Becoming a Foster Parent