Deciding What Type of Adoption is Best for You

Adoption provides many people who would otherwise not have children with the ability to have children. As a result, many people find that adoption is one of the most rewarding decisions they can make. There are several options that you can pursue to adopt a child. If you are debating adoption, it is a good […]

What to do Before Bringing an Adopted Child Home

A growing number of people in the United States are discovering that adoption makes sense in their family. For many couples, adoption is the only possible way to discover the joys of parenthood. Despite this, adoption does not come without its challenges. 

One of the biggest challenges involved with adoption is that preparing for the event […]

Letting Your Child Know He or She was Adopted

Adopting a child can be a powerful decision for everyone involved. While adoption brings joy and good things to many lives, there are some significant challenges presented by the adoption process. One of the biggest and most common challenges in adopting a child is deciding exactly when and how to inform a child that he […]

What are the Benefits of Open Adoption?

Adoption can be a difficult time for both adoptive and biological parents. There are a number of complex issues that arise during the process, particularly concerning the choice between closed and open adoption. Each of these types of adoption offers a unique set of advantages as well as potential shortcomings for interested parties. The following […]

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 […]