Adoption Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia
At The Siemon Law Firm, our attorneys understand the complex legal issues that go along with any adoption. We know adoption is an exciting and stressful time, and we work to alleviate that stress with the goal of completing the process in a seamless fashion. We allow you to enjoy the experience of adding a new child to your family. To schedule a consultation, call 770-888-5120 to make an appointment at our Atlanta office.
Stepparent Adoption Attorney For Atlanta
In the Atlanta area, our experienced lawyers can help you with this process. Stepparents are faced with many challenges, and we help ensure that the legal matters are completed efficiently and timely. We take the time to learn about your situation, explain the law and make you understand how it applies to your situation and work to achieve your goal of bringing a new child into your family.
We can provide legal assistance with a variety of methods of adoption, including:
- A private or agency-assisted adoption, including local, interstate or international
- A stepparent, grandparent, relative or foster parent adoption
- Termination of parental rights
- Contested adoptions
Questions About Difficult Adoptions Or Custody Issues
Our lawyers can help you when your family is facing a difficult situation involving children. We are experienced handling cases where there are issues of substance abuse and dependence, violence, neglect, abandonment or any other issues that affect the safety or welfare of the children.
Stepparent adoptions are often difficult. For a stepparent to adopt, the biological parent’s rights must first be terminated. This is typically due to serious issues resulting in that parent no longer being meaningfully involved in their child’s life.
These terminations can be either voluntary or involuntary. Our attorneys can help you with this challenging process. Some parents agree to voluntarily terminate their rights as it relieves them of the obligation of child support. Others may be unresponsive, and involuntary termination can be used to then permit a stepparent adoption.
Will There Be A Home Investigation?
A home investigation is not mandatory in Georgia. A judge will consider whether it is necessary based on the facts and circumstance of the case. Our attorneys know how to construct a Petition for Adoption that will minimize the likelihood of this being necessary.