Bringing a child into the family can be one of the most joyous events in life. Whether the child is biological or adopted, they are often what makes the family complete. Adopting a child not only totally changes the life of the child, but also the lives of the parents. Georgia couples looking into the adoption process may benefit from understanding the many different options available.
While many people think of adoption as bringing a child that does not have parents into their family, this is not always the case. In some cases, single parents get married and are able to become a family by adopting the children that they each brought into the relationship. One situation involved three children that became siblings after their parents got married.
The couple wanted to become a family legally and with complete joint custody of all the children, even though they are from previous relationships. Each spouse worked to gain a termination of parental rights from the other parent, someone they had not spoken with for some time. Over the span of six years, this couple did the work and gained the right to call the children their own. The couple was overjoyed to legally be a family and immensely grateful for the professional assistance with the process.
Adopting a child can be an emotionally and financially draining process. The joy that results from creating a family makes the entire process worth it, as this couple has shown. When looking into adoption, internationally or domestically, Georgia families may gain from understanding what the process entails. Having a thorough knowledge of what situations could occur can prevent stress if such situations arise.
Source: Mohave Valley News, "A celebration of family: Road to adoption worth the effort for Fort Mohave couple", DK McDonald, June 24, 2014