Independent Adoptions

Under Georgia law, biological parents are able to work directly with adoptive parents rather than working through an agency. In these arrangements, the adoptive parents would relinquish all parental rights and surrender them to the adoptive parents. The process involved in completing an independent birth adoption can be quite complex. Be sure that you seek the advice of a qualified independent adoption attorney.

At Law Offices of James O. Bass, P.C., we have represented biological parents and adoptive parents in all aspects of private adoptions. We have a substantial background in all aspects of these proceedings. Whether you are an expectant mother who needs help transferring parental rights or you are a prospective adoptive parent needing help with the infant adoption process, our attorneys are prepared to provide the representation you need.

Representation For Expectant Parents

Once the adoptive parent or parents have been identified, the biological parents will need to transfer all parental rights to the adoptive parents. We can help you complete the necessary documentation and work to ensure that the entire process goes smoothly. There are specific restrictions under the law regarding the types of financial assistance the biological parents can receive in an independent adoption. These may include medical expenses related directly to the pregnancy, birth and care of the child. We will advise you on your rights and pursue any reimbursement you may be due.

Representation For Adoptive Parents

If you are interested in seeking an independent adoption, there are a number of important issues that should be considered at the outset. We can advise you on the possible options for connecting with an expectant mother seeking adoptive parents for her child, as well as the law regarding restrictions on advertising that you wish to adopt a child to birth parents. If you have been selected by a birth mother to adopt her child, we can help you through the process of obtaining parental rights.

Talk To Our Georgia Lawyers About Your Independent Adoption Needs

To start receiving the quality representation you need regarding private adoption, contact our Woodstock office today. You can reach us locally by calling 770-628-1136, and we always respond promptly to your email inquiries. Your initial consultation is at no cost to you.