Adoption

Expectations Involved With Adopting a Step-Child

Many parents who adopt step-children have wanted to do so for some time. In some cases, step-parents see the adoption as the next logical step in becoming the child’s legal parent. This kind of adoption offers several advantages, including the ability to make healthcare and education-related decisions and the ability to pass on assets as […]

What You Need to Know About Georgia’s New Adoption Law

After being passed by the Georgia legislature earlier this year, a law recently became effective that is designed to help more children placed in care of the state Georgia find permanent families. This recent change represents the first substantial revamping of the state’s adoption laws in nearly 30 years. If you are interested in adopting […]

What Should You Consider Before Adopting?

Many couples want to have children when they marry, yet some couples are unable to have children of their own. Often these families look to adoption as a way to start a family. In 2016, over 12,000 children were in the custody of the state of Georgia, but the year prior just 843 children were […]

I Want to Adopt My Stepchild

The bond between a parent and a child is unlike any other, and can exist between a stepparent and a stepchild just as well. Oftentimes, a stepparent would like to legally adopt his or her stepchild. As a stepparent, you have no legal parental rights. For instance, if your spouse became incapacitated, died, or you […]

How an Attorney Can Assist You in Your Adoption Process

Deciding to adopt a child can be a very exciting time in one’s life, but beginning the process can seem overwhelming once you realize all that is involved. Because of this, many people decide that an adoption attorney is not only helpful, but in many ways necessary. Below are some reasons why a person may […]

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