Adopting a child and expanding your family is an exciting time. Making your beloved child legally yours and establishing legitimacy and familial ties isn’t without legal hurdles, however. An Alpharetta, GA, adoption lawyer handles the legal nuances and obligations required in a Georgia adoption. As family law attorneys, we at Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C., guide you through the adoption process, including representing you in the necessary court hearings, filing the correct paperwork, securing appropriate documentation, and vetting potential adoption agencies. Call us today to get started.

How Can An Alpharetta Adoption Lawyer Help Me?

Georgia adoption attorneys offer significant help at the initial stages of the adoption process. We can help you choose your method of adoption, such as evaluating different adoption agencies or looking into an independent adoption. Whichever option you choose, we will help you understand the legal requirements needed for the child to be your legal son or daughter. We can prepare the paperwork on your behalf and help secure the supporting documentation needed by Georgia adoption courts.

In some cases, you (and your partner or spouse, if either of you are petitioning for the adoption) may need to appear in court. We represent you in court hearings, presenting your case and making your argument before the judge. Our focus is on your interests and the child’s best interests, and we ensure your rights are represented and honored each step of the way.

Helping You Follow Georgia Adoption Requirements

Sadly, some adoption offers may not be up-and-up. We can help you with any necessary legal screening before an adoption to ensure its legitimacy. We also advise you on the requirements for a legal adoption in the state of Georgia.

Many adoptions require a home study (or multiple home studies) before the adoption can be legally finalized. A social worker conducts these home studies. The purpose is to assess the child’s potential living situation and ensure that there are no dangers for the child. A home study may also include interviews with others in the family, like other children or the petitioner’s spouse or partner, to make sure that everyone in the family is on board with adding a new member.

You may need to undergo a criminal background check, as well as a financial assessment. Navigating these interviews and intrusive evaluations is emotionally draining and stressful, but with the help of a Georgia adoption attorney, you can be prepared for the questions and know what to expect at each phase of the adoption process.

Lawrenceville Adoption Attorneys

Adoption can complete your family, but the process in Georgia can be complex. From finding the right independent adoption to evaluating different agencies, we’re here for you from the start. Find out how the adoption attorneys at Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C., can help streamline the process and ensure that your family’s interests and rights are protected. Call us today for a consultation.