Starting or expanding your family through adoption is a very exciting time. Families who desire to open their hearts and open their homes to a child should be praised and thanked. However, there are many legalities concerning adoption in Georgia, and potential families should seek a Georgia adoption attorney for assistance to guide them through the whole process.
Deciding To Adopt
There are many children available for adoption in the United States. Children range from newborns to teens; all of whom are in need of love and care. Some of these children may have special needs due to physical, emotional or mental disabilities. Many of these children are healthy. All of them need love and care.
Many North Georgia adoptions also include bringing in children from another country. International adoptions have been on the rise for the last twenty years, and the children come from all areas of the world.
Two Types Of Adoption In Georgia
In Georgia, there are two types of adoption that takes place. An open adoption is the process where the birth mother meets the adoptive parents. This may be a single meeting, or many meetings may take place during the course of the pregnancy. Open adoptions have become more common in recent years.
Closed adoptions take place without the birth mother or the adoptive parents ever meeting. This type of adoption process is the most common.
If you are considering an international adoption, one of our experienced attorneys will review the laws concerning the child’s country of origin and review these laws with you personally.
Whichever adoption process you desire, it is important that you seek legal representation to ensure that everything is performed in accordance with the law. You do not want to find out at a later time that the adoption was invalid or illegal. This could lead to years of heartache and pain, in addition to large legal costs and court battles.
We Are Here For You
If you decide that you are ready to start your family or to expand the one you have, we are here to help. We will work with you to ensure that your rights and the rights of your new child are protected, and that your adoption is completely legal.