Adoption by Relatives
A relative has grounds for adopting a child when a parent, for a period of one year or longer without justifiable cause has significantly failed to communicate with the child in a meaningful, supportive or parental manner, or if the parent fails to provide for the care and support of a child as required by law. Pursuant to Georgia law, a person who is related by blood or marriage to the child as a grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, great aunt or great uncle or sibling is able to adopt a child in a relative adoption. Relative adoptions are all too common in and around Atlanta and surrounding counties. Grandparents adopting their grandchildren are the most common type of relative adoption.
Keeping Families Together
For numerous reasons, such as emotional and physical security, it is likely that relatives will want to adopt the minor child. Regardless of the fact that both a mother and a father have been absent or ignored just about every legal and moral obligation that they have to their child, both of them could be obstinate opponents in court. It's sometimes terribly unfortunate that a parent who has abandoned a child and all legal responsibilities regarding raising and caring for a child won't relinquish his or her rights, regardless of the fact that it's going to be in their child's best interest. That's when you need an aggressive, but compassionate adoption attorney on your side to represent you in your case.
The adoption process might seem cumbersome, so it is best to allow a skilled, experienced and reputable adoption attorney to guide you through this process. Speak to Christina Campbell at The Campbell Law Practice, LLC in Atlanta about adopting a family member.
Contact Christina Campbell about relative adoption by calling The Campbell Law Practice, LLC in Atlanta at 404-981-5257.
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