You want to bring a child into your family, but the traditional route isn’t working. You’ve decided to use adoption to find a child who you can love as your own.

One option for adoption is called a private adoption (domestic independent adoption). A private adoption involves a child who is not in state custody.

The Department of Family & Children Services in Georgia states that it does not have jurisdiction over this kind of case. That makes things slightly easier for parents, since you can work with your attorney directly to discuss the adoption and to fill out  and complete the correct paperwork and make your adoption plan.

Since there is no agency involved to help you, it’s a good idea to talk to your attorney about the steps to take to adopt the child. This can be a complex process, but it can also be more direct and private than an agency adoption.

Your attorney will help you screen any potential adoptions, handle the paperwork to help you adopt and answer any questions you have about a private adoption and if it’s the right kind of adoption for you.

Our website has more information about private adoptions and what you can do to bring a child into your loving home. With good support and guidance, a private adoption can help your family grow.