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Assisting Clients With Adoption
If you are interested in pursuing adoption, let us be the first to say congratulations! This can be one of the most exciting decisions you and your family will ever make. As experienced adoption attorneys in Atlanta and Douglasville, our team at Faucette Law Firm LLC would be honored to help you make your family complete. There are a number of different avenues you can pursue, and they all have an impact on the length and cost of your adoption. Open or closed, domestic or international, infant or teenager; the choices you make depend on the overall goals of your family. The adoption process entails much to consider, which is why our firm is here to handle the legal side of bringing your child home.
What Are The State’s Requirements To Adopt?
Although Georgia’s checklist appears long, it is entirely achievable. There are basic requirements all individuals must meet before they can adopt, regardless of the type of adoption you’re pursuing. According to the state of Georgia, you must:
- Be at least 25 years old and 10 years older than the child if single
- Be at least 10 years older than the child if married
- Pass a criminal background check
- Pass a home safety check
- Submit references
- Complete numerous hours of training
- Complete a home evaluation
One of the most important aspects is the pre-service training which lasts for a total of 23 hours. Parents are given valuable information regarding birth families and their role as adoptive parents. Home evaluations are also critical, as they let the state know that your home is a safe and welcoming place for children. While the list above is fairly comprehensive, it does not take into account the extensive paperwork you are required to complete. Many families are deterred by the documents they will be faced with, but you do not have to go through it alone. Together we can tackle each form as it arrives and ensure that everything is filled out correctly and authentically.
Speak With An Adoption Attorney Now – Free Consultation
Our law firm is extensively experienced in family legal issues and is eager to pursue this life-changing journey with you. Schedule your free consultation today so we can begin preparing for your future. Call 770-628-1208 or request an appointment with this convenient email form.