Once you decide to find a loving home for your unborn child, you have taken the first important step in the adoption process. Most birth parents feel relieved after making this decision, but they still have a long way to go before the process is complete.
In our time serving birth parents in Georgia, we have learned that having an attorney on your team can facilitate the adoption process while protecting the rights of birth parents. Additional advantages that come with experienced legal counsel include the following:
Knowledge: Each state has its own laws governing adoptions and the laws vary from state to state. Knowledgeable legal representation ensures that all parties comply with state-specific laws.
Assistance: Adoption attorneys can help birth parents in many ways. For example, they can help you find the right family placement for your child. A lawyer can guide you through the process of adoption from start to end.
Planning: As with any other major life event, good planning is vital to successful adoptions. Working with an experienced attorney helps to ensure that your adoption plan is solid while protecting you and your child.
Objectivity: An attorney should never encourage birth parents to make hasty or unsound decisions. They can work to ensure that you as a birth parent can make unbiased and well-informed decisions.
An experienced adoption attorney will understand the sensitive issues that arise during many adoptions. We have published many resources on our website to help you through the process. We encourage you to continue browsing if you would like more information. We welcome any specific inquiries as well.