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Important information about filing an adoption in Georgia.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN GEORGIA: We are committed to helping unite families through stepparent adoption. We understand that some relationships leave a child with an absent parent. Our program allows families to complete their Georgia step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.

Completing a stepparent adoption in Georgia doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Our goal is to empower families with an affordable means to adopt their stepson or stepdaughter. We back our service with a 100% court acceptance guarantee.

Georgia step parent adoption

Helping the entire State of Georgia in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in Georgia and recommended by court clerks.

We help families in every city of Georgia, including: Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, Sandy Springs, Macon, Roswell, Albany, Johns Creek, Warner Robins, Alpharetta, Marietta, Valdosta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Rome, Peachtree City, Gainesville, East Point, Hinesville, Newnan, Milton, Douglasville, Kennesaw, and every other city in Georgia.

Important information about filing an adoption in Georgia.

A stepparent adoption in Georgia can be a fairly simple process, and it can be a wonderful step to take to unit the family unit. When the adoption is completed, the child will have the following benefits:

  • > New name is established (if desired)
  • > New birth certificate
  • > Two legal parents active in the child’s life
  • > Ability to inherit from adoptive parent

The child will have a relationship with the adoptive parent that is the same as if the child were born to the stepparent. The child’s new birth certificate will show the child’s new name and will have the adoptive parent and the natural parent listed as the child’s mother and father.

If your matter is complex, a local adoption attorney can answer any legal questions you may have. Review the following fact check which provides a general guideline as to whether you can do your own adoption:

Who can adopt.

  • > Stepmother, or
  • > Stepfather

A stepparent in Georgia can file to adopt his or her step child. The stepparent must be legally married to the child’s parent.

In some states, a domestic partnership and same-sex marriages may also adopt under the step parent adoption laws.

Parental Rights

Both the biological father and the biological mother have parental rights to the child. In every adoption, the absent or consenting parents parental rights will have to be terminated.

Some of the common grounds for termination of parental rights are:

  • > Abandonment of the child
  • > Lack of financial support
  • > Sustained lack of contact
  • > Abuse or neglect of minor children
  • > Putative or presumptive father is not the bio-father

Child’s consent

In Georgia, if the child is over 12 years of age, the child will be required to sign a consent to the adoption.

Where to file

You will file your step parent adoption documents in the court located in the county where you reside. If you are in the military, you have the option to file in your home-state of record.

We have listed the address for some of the Georgia Courts below.

Georgia Adoption

After you have determined that you want to complete a stepparent adoption, and have familiarized yourself with the adoption process, we can help you make the adoption a reality.

The adoption is fairly simple:

  • > Complete our online questionnaire
  • > Review and sign the adoption forms
  • > Notice the absent parent
  • > Sign all consents
  • > Complete background check (if required)
  • > Complete home-study (if required)
  • > Attend final adoption hearing

In a Georgia adoption, the court must know whether the father is a legal father or a biological father. A biological father is one who has not signed an affidavit of paternity or is not listed on the birth certificate. A Legal father is one who is named on the child’s birth certificate, signed an affidavit of paternity or was determined to be the father by a court order.

No home-study is required when the father signs a consent or the father is a “biological father”. When the father is a legal father and he does not sign a consent, the court is required to do a home study.

Also, when the father is a biological father and not listed on the birth certificate, you will be required to perform a search of the putative father registry. You do need an attorney for any part of the adoption except for submitting the search of the putative father registry. This request must come from an attorney.

Do it yourself step parent adoption in Georgia

GEORGIA COURT LOCATIONS:

Here is the information for all of the courts in Georgia that handle adoptions. If your region is not listed, we will include the nearest court information with your documents.

Fulton County Superior Court: 136 Pryor Street S.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Phone: (404) 730-4518

Chatham County Superior Court: G133 Montgomery St., Savannah, GA 31401 Phone: (912) 652-7201

Richmond County Superior Court:530 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30911 Phone: (706) 821-1837

Muscogee County Superior Court:3100 Tenth St., Columbus, GA 31902-1340 Phone: (706) 653-4370

Cobb County Superior Court:32 Waddell Street, Marietta, GA 30090 Phone: (770) 528-1300

Clarke County Superior Court:325 E. Washington St, Athens, GA 30601 Phone: (706) 613-3190

Richmond County Superior Court:530 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30911 Phone: 706-821-1837

Dougherty County Superior Court:PO Box 1827, Albany, GA 31702-1827 Phone: (229) 431-2198

Court filing fees.

The court filing fees for an adoption in Georgia are approximately $200.

Step Parent Adoption in Georgia We help families throughout Georgia complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, Sandy Springs, Macon, Roswell, Albany, Johns Creek, Warner Robins, Alpharetta, Marietta, Valdosta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Rome, Peachtree City, Gainesville, East Point, Hinesville, Newnan, Milton, Douglasville, Kennesaw, and all the other cities in Georgia.

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