The joys of children are rivaled by the complexity of rearing them. Bringing a child into your life is perhaps the most serious and rewarding decision you can make. With all the nervousness, excitement, and joy, comes a good bit of uncertainty and complexity. You need an experienced attorney walking you through the Georgia adoption process.
Before a child may be adopted, the non-custodial biological parent(s) must relinquish his/her parental rights or have those rights taken away through court action. A person’s right to parent his/her child is a constitutionally protected fundamental right and is therefore hard to overcome involuntarily. For example, sometimes a custodial parent remarries after a divorce and wants the new step-parent to adopt a child from her previous relationship. In many cases, the non-custodial biological parent agrees to the adoption. However, without an agreement, having that person’s parental rights extinguished by a court can be a very stressful and emotional procedure.
The length of the adoption process depends on the facts of the case, such as whether the adoption requires termination of a biological parent’s rights. Along the way there can be home studies, background checks, and an investigation of the adopting party before a child can legally be adopted. Whether your case involves an independent adoption, stepparent adoption, or an open adoption, we are prepared to walk you through the process.
Our family law attorneys offer a consultation for our potential clients and are here to help you with the process involved in an adoption. With a team that is dedicated and passionate about the success of our clients, we are here to help you with your adoption in Georgia. Our firm has the experience of working on all kinds of family law matters, and we have a long list of satisfied clients in Roswell, GA, Johns Creek, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and across the greater Atlanta area. Specifically for adoption our services include, but are not limited to, representation in adoption legal proceedings, court appearances, document preparation, and adoption counseling.