Adoption Lawyers Stockbridge & Atlanta
Stockbridge, McDonough and Henry County family lawyers helping clients to build their families through adoption
Every adoption is as unique as the family that seeks the adoption. At Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C., our family lawyers assist prospective parents wanting to adopt to build their families. We help you understand Georgia adoption laws and how they apply to your specific case. We provide sound and supportive advice as we guide you through the adoptive process.
There are many types of adoptions available in Georgia, including:
- Agency adoptions ― In domestic agency adoptions, birth mothers transfer their parental rights to the agency that places the child with adoptive parents. We review agency contracts, advise you on your rights and responsibilities, file the adoption petition in court and assist with any post-placement legal issues.
- Independent adoptions ― These adoptions do not involve an agency, and the birth parents transfer parental rights directly to the adoptive parents. We work with prospective parents and birth mothers and make sure everyone understands their rights and responsibilities in the independent adoption process.
- Stepparent and relative adoptions ― We assist in the formal adoption of stepchildren and grandchildren, obtaining consent from the natural parent or initiating termination of rights in cases of abandonment. We have experience in placement with grandparents or family members.
- Adult adoptions ―In these circumstances, the person being adopted is over 18 years of age and the person adopting is an adult. Both parties support this adoption; most of these are stepparent adoptions.
We are happy to help any prospective parent who needs assistance with the adoption process.
Experienced advocacy with Georgia and international adoptions
For comprehensive and compassionate adoption representation, call Stockbridge & Atlanta family law and divorce lawyers Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C. at 770-450-1921 or contact our firm online to schedule an appointment.