What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? North Carolina. I have a 16 year stepdaughter from Russia that I would like to adopt. She has had no contact with her Russian father since birth and she has been living with me and her mother since arrival here 4 years ago. The father has no known address at this point. How to I get around the parental consent to adopt issue in North Carolina law. Thanks for any help.