My sister is having a baby and asked me to adopt a baby
Under certain circumstances, yes, you could adopt the child, but it's not an easy question to answer because there is the issue of the biological father.
This is something you'd need the help of an attorney on to do. Adoption law is full of traps and pitfalls. Look fro an attorney in your area that handles adoptions. If you can't find anyone, try Parker Herring or Bobby Mills in Raleigh.
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