When to Expect a Court Investigation and How to Prepare for It?

Georgia adoption laws underwent the first significant overhaul in approximately 28 years in September 2018, resulting in changes aimed at making the adoption process more efficient for hopeful parents. However, adoption still requires a comprehensive review of prospective adoptive parents, their homes, their families, and their day-to-day lives so that the courts can determine if the home is the right fit for a child.

Stepparent Adoption: Security for the Blended Family

There are many blended families composed of children from prior marriages and relationships. Has the thought crossed your mind about whether to pursue a stepparent adoption?  A stepparent adoption is where the child’s custodial parent consents to the child being adopted by the new spouse.  Once the adoption is finalized the custodial parent and stepparent will equally be the legal parents of the child. 

Why Would An Adult Seek To Be Adopted?

 Often, when people think of adoption, they tend to think of only minor children under the age of 18.  However, in Georgia, not only minors may be adopted, but adults may be adopted as well.  Adults choose to be adopted for varying reasons, to include the following:

No matter how old you are, the desire is never lost for family.  Many adults also pursue adult adoptions to remove the stigma of not having a family and of not having a feeling of permanence.