Atlanta FAMILY AND IMMIGRATION LAW

Adoption

Atlanta Adoption Lawyers

Representing Clients in Atlanta Metro & the Counties of Fulton, Clayton, Cobb & DeKalb

Adoption is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. Building a family or bringing in a new member to an already established one is the dream of many Americans. However, the dream can only be achieved through the reality of following the stringent and precise steps of the adoption process. 

This is a process that can be complex, both legally and emotionally. It involves eligibility, much documentation, home studies, and more. The process can be arduous and challenging. Having a trusted attorney experienced in adoption can make all the difference in the journey and in the outcome. 

At Atlanta Family & Immigration Law, we take pride in bringing families together through adoption. When you retain our services, you can depend on compassionate care and tenacious advocacy throughout the process. We understand that no two cases are alike. 

Circumstances and needs may vary but the goal is generally the same:  to bring this new person into the welcoming arms of your family, whether that person is a tiny infant, a foster care child, a stepchild, or even an adult. Our firm is committed to helping you achieve that commendable goal. 

The Different Types of Adoption in Georgia

Various types of adoption can be pursued in Georgia for potential single parents, married couples, stepparents, and relatives of children without homes. Depending on the type of adoption you are pursuing, the process and requirements may differ.

However, the general state requirements for adoption include:

  • If single, you have reached the age of 25
  • You are married and living with your spouse
  • You are a minimum of 10 years older than the child you want to adopt
  • You have the financial, physical, and mental capabilities for permanent legal child custody
  • If married, both you and your spouse must jointly adopt 

The various types of adoption can include:

  • Private adoptions of infants and children
  • Agency adoptions of infants and children
  • Adoptions of foster care children
  • Stepparent adoptions of stepchildren
  • Relative adoptions of family members (nieces, nephews, grandchildren, etc.)
  • Adult adoptions
  • Single parent adoptions
  • Interstate adoptions

Adoptions can generally involve extensive paperwork, home studies, background checks, and, in the case where biological parents are alive, the relinquishing of their parental rights. This is all a complex process for which you will need to be prepared and thorough. 

At Atlanta Family & Immigration Law, we do not advise that you try to navigate all this alone. Our firm is well-equipped and passionate about providing you with the diligent representation you need to make your adoption wish a delightful reality.

Looking to adopt? Learn more about how the process works and will impact you by contacting an Atlanta adoption attorney at Atlanta Family & Immigration Law online or at (678) 679-6415.

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