Reasons To Hire an Adoption Attorney When Adopting a Child in Georgia

Reasons To Hire an Adoption Attorney When Adopting a Child in Georgia

Adopting a child in Georgia is a wonderful experience mixed with emotions and tough all at once as you would have to take care of a lot of things related to the paperwork and getting along with the adoptive child and see whether everything is in accordance with your family’s unique needs.

We at Tom Tebeau are dedicated to helping adoptive families and adoptive children in every possible way. Our services can help make this adoption journey a wonderful experience for you, the adoptive child, and the child's birth mother. We can take care of the paperwork but we also understand your unique needs, and we make sure that the adoption process works smoothly for both the adoptive child and the family. If you’d like to learn what the adoption process is like and what you should know about adopting a child in Georgia, you must read our blog by visiting the link.

In this article, we will discuss how an adoption attorney can help you throughout the adoption process and make this journey a wonderful experience for you. 

Why Should You Hire an Adopting Attorney When Adopting a Child in Georgia?

As we all know, the adoption process is not easy. While the joy of having your adoptive child at home after enduring the frustrating legal work is unmatchable, the process is exhausting. There are home checks, reference checks, waiting periods, and so much more until you’re done with the process, which makes this a tedious task. 

This is why hiring an adoption attorney when adopting a child in Georgia is highly recommended. As they are experts in handling legal work and would help the process runs smoothly so you can enjoy the adoption process. We have listed some of the reasons below to help you understand why you need an adoption lawyer when adopting a child. 

Adoption Lawyers Know the Law

Various countries have different rules and regulations. When it comes to adopting a child in Georgia, you must be a US resident along with other laws such as:

  • You should be at least 25 years old if not married.
  • Adopt jointly if you’re married, even in case you are separate but not divorced. If you’re married, your spouse must also be a US resident.
  • A background criminal check, fingerprinting, home study, reference checks etc.,
  • If you’re opting to adopt internationally, then you must meet the requirements of the adoptive child’s home country.

When you hire an adoption lawyer, they will make sure you meet the laws and regulations set by the state so you do not have to worry about it later on and would make sure that the process runs smoothly.

Adoption Lawyers Can Help Make You Understand the Process

There are many different types of adoptions such as international adoption, independent adoption, adult adoption, relative adoption, foster parent etc. And all of these adoptions have different process and different requirements.

An adoption lawyer will help make you understand what all the various types of adoptions mean and what are their requirements. They will help you make the right decision by making you aware of everything. They will also guide you on the procedure and the method so that you know what to expect next. By hiring a lawyer, your chance of a successful adoption increases significantly.

Help With All the Paperwork

Just like any other legal work, in the adoption process you are expected to provide various legal documents and paperwork. Such as, in order to ensure that you are a stable person and suitable to be an adoptive parent you must provide documents like physical and mental health documents, history of moral and social papers, financial statements, marriage certified (if jointly adopting), birth certificate, passport etc.

It very important for you to get the documents ready and prepared to be submitted in case they are required in the adoption process, a failure to do so may lead to a delay in the process. A good attorney would know when and where these documents are required and will help prepare it in advance so you do not have to worry about all the legal paperwork.

Help Solve Issues in Case Problems Arise

If problems arise such as the biological parents can contest the adoption, in such a case your lawyer will represent you and help defend your case. There could be other problems like in case you adopted a child before it’s born, after giving birth, the parent may want their child back. In such a case, your lawyer can prove to be helpful for you. 

So, these are some of the reasons why you should always hire an adoption attorney when adopting a child in Georgia. If you’re considering adoption and are looking for an excellent lawyer for the adoption process, you may give us a call at Tom Tebeau. For more information, you may visit our website.


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