Unfortunately, many students in North Carolina are in the custody of the State, residential homes, and other settings where there is no specific parental unit. North Carolina School Districts are required to ensure students with disabilities who do not have a parent or guardian, have a surrogate parent to represent the student in all education matters related to the identification, evaluation and educational placement of the student, and to protect the student's right to a free and appropriate education.
In some cases, agencies, facilities, and even local Departments of Social Services, with whom the student is placed secure their own surrogate parents to represent their students. We are here to help! We have the knowledge and experience to act as a surrogate parent for students in need.