Wilkinson v. Riffel, 72 N.C. App. 220, 324 S.E.2d 31 (1985)

"We believe the placement of juveniles for adoption is relevant to a determination by the guardian ad litem as to whether the needs of the juveniles are being met. G.S. 48-25(b) provides that information gathered by the Department as to adoptive parents shall be confidential. G.S. 7A-586 provides that the guardian ad litem is entitled to confidential information. We hold that the Court did not commit error in ordering pursuant to G.S. 7A-586 that the guardian ad litem have this information. We express no opinion as to what our holding would be if the adoption proceeding had been filed."

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