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Experienced Lawyers Handling Adoptions in Georgia

There are various types of adoptions in Georgia. These include foster care adoptions, step-parent adoptions, relative adoptions, third-party adoptions, adult adoptions, LGBTQ+ and foreign adoptions.

START THE ADOPTION JOURNEY

The lawyers at Hobson & Hobson, P.C. will develop a legal strategy that will accomplish the goal of adoption, while also addressing any personal concerns.

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The Decision - Your First Step Towards Adoption

The decision to adopt a child can be one of the most satisfying, blissful and selfless moments of an individual's life. It is truly the first chapter in a new life for a wonderful child, and the first step in a happier future for both parent and child.

Generally, the primary concern of those who chose to adoption is whether the birth parent/parents will consent. Additional issues are raised if the birth parents request ongoing contact with the minor child after the finalization of adoption. The decision to adopt gives rise to many complex legal issues such as the following:

  • What happens if a birth parent/parents has second thoughts?

  • What happens if the birth parent/parents attempt to contact the minor child several years after the adoption is finalized?

  • Do I need to terminate the rights of the biological parent so my new Husband/Wife can adopt my child?

  • What is the biological parent/parents rights after a termination of parental rights?

  • Does the biological parent have an ongoing duty to support the child after the adoption is finalized?

The questions are valid, reasonable, and anticipated. Do not let the legal processes of adoption stop you from making this satisfying, blissful and selfless decision to build a new life for this child. The attorneys at Hobson & Hobson, P.C. take aware the stress and anxiety related to the legal processes and walk you through step by step, providing the legal and emotional support you need to extend your family.


CONSIDERING ADOPTION? CONSULT AN ATTORNEY FIRST

The lawyers at Hobson & Hobson, P.C. have the knowledge and expertise needed to help you throughout the adoption process, and ensure that all issues related to the birth parent/parents are examined, evaluation and resolved prior to the finalization of the adoption. Two of the most common forms of adoption within the State of Georgia are as follows:

  • Stepparent Adoption- One of the most common forms of adoption makes your family whole by adding your stepson or stepdaughter to your growing family.

  • Relative Adoption- Adopting a relative includes formally adopting a grandchild(ren), niece or nephew.