The Process of Stepparent Adoption in Georgia

A stepparent can play an important role in the development of a child, particularly if the child is young. In some cases, stepparent adoption may be an avenue worth pursuing. However, the success of this process will often depend on the wishes and the circumstances of the biological parents. A stepparent can provide more emotional and better financial support than a biological parent and adoption may be in the best interests of the child. The State of Georgia allows for stepparent adoption which is one of the more common processes in family law. Stepparent adoption in Georgia Embarking on adoption as a stepparent can be life-changing and should not be undertaken lightly. There are certain steps you should take. Since you are not the legal custodian of the child you will have to either obtain his or her permission or terminate the rights of the birth parent via a court order. Two Scenarios of Stepparent Adoption in Georgia There are two main sets of circumstances under which a…

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