Adoption

sibilngsBringing a child into your family through adoption can be a wonderful but emotionally trying experience. To ensure that the adoption goes smoothly, you need a qualified legal professional managing each step of the process. The Georgia adoption lawyers at Koehler and Riddick, LLC regularly assist families with the following types of adoptions:

  • Private domestic adoptions
  • Agency adoptions
  • Foster care adoptions
  • Adult adoptions
  • Step-parent adoptions

  • Second parent adoptions

  • Readoptions of international adoptees

  • Finalization of international adoptions

Preparing for an Adoption

Our attorneys understand the interplay between family dynamics and the law and will provide strong support and direction for your needs. While Georgia does not require adoptive parents to hire an attorney, it is best to have knowledgeable legal counsel to assert and protect your rights. Our law firm helps clients with all adoption-related processes, including the following:

  • Preparing and filing adoption applications

  • Preparing for home-study

  • Applying for adoption and medical subsidies

  • Preparing for adoption hearing

  • Finalizing an adoption in court

Open Adoption

An “open adoption” is one in which placing and adoptive parents exchange information or photos and maintain contact. The level of “open” communication varies, depending on the situation, and continues during the post-adoption period.

Open adoption is relatively common where, for example, a child is adopted by a grandparent or other relative and continues to interact with his/her biological parents. However, individuals often consider open adoption in other circumstances when such an arrangement serves the best interests of the child.

Personalized Adoption Plan

At Koehler and Riddick, LLC, we know how emotional and fluid adoption plans can be and are here to help every step of the way. Our attorneys are well versed regarding Georgia adoption law and can point you to resources on adoptive parenting, adoption search, adoption alternatives, and more. Our services are highly personal, confidential, and affordable.

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Contact us for a free case evaluation or consultation

Koehler and Riddick, LLC, has extensive experience in the area of adoption. Our professional and client-focused approach to problem solving sets us apart from the competition and sets you on course for a better future. Contact us now for a free case evaluation by phone or to set up a live consultation with one of our attorneys.

We serve Barrow County, Cobb County, Dekalb County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, and Hall County.