How to Adopt in Georgia – Atlanta Family Law

Helping folks expand their family through adoption has been part of The Edward Law Group’s mission since our start. Legalizing the relationship between children and adoptive parents is one of the most rewarding aspects of family law. We can take care of the legal process so you can focus on being the parent!be well-prepared for a new member of your family. 

We understand the complexities of adoption and its process. We love seeing families be filled with happiness when they welcome a new sibling to their home, but we also know how complicated, frustrating, and expensive adoption can be. Setting yourself up with an adoption lawyer, experienced in family law, is one of the best guarantees you can have so your family’s adoption process runs smoothly. 


Types of Adoption in Georgia

Here at The Edwards Law Group, we’ve helped clients with many different types of adoptions, Including:

  • Independent adoptions
  • Relative adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Second Parent adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Adult adoptions
  • State agency adoption
  • Private agency adoption


Georgia Adoption Law

Georgia courts and the Family and Child Services agency put the safety and care of the child first. To do this they have come up with a process that all adoptive parents must follow. In order to adopt a child in Georgia, you must be at least 10 years older than the child. You must be at least 25 years old, financially and mentally stable. If you are married then you must file jointly. 

Most of the time there will also need to be a home inspection and background check performed in order to adopt. Legally, the child’s biological parents’ rights need to be terminated as well. If it is a step-parent adoption then the biological parent/spouse must consent to the new legal parent. And, if the child is over 14 years old then they must also give consent to being adopted. 

One of the reasons it’s advised to contact an adoption lawyer is because of the possibility of the law having been changed. As with any legal process or any set of laws, there’s always the chance that something has changed. You don’t want to be months into preparing and suddenly find out what you’ve been doing is wrong. That’s what we’re here for. We handle the ‘legalese’ and paperwork so you don’t have to. 


Atlanta Adoption Lawyers – Family Law Professionals

Our firm’s mission is to provide families with top-notch legal services. We love seeing the joy on parents’ faces when their adoption process is complete. We know it’s not a quick process but we will be with you at every step. Our firm has gained a reputation for efficiency, transparency, and outstanding service. Give us a call today and see why so many others have placed their trust in us.