The number of children around the world in need of families to call their own is heartbreaking. Yet, many families choose not to consider adoption because it seems too daunting and costly. While the process of adopting a child varies in each case, it is an incredibly rewarding thing in which to be a part. Those in Georgia who may be looking into adoption have many resources available to them that can guide them through the process.
The journey to adoption begins with making the decision and beginning to create a profile. Prospective adoptive parents must have a home study done, determine the agency or agencies with which they want to work and choose a family law or adoption professional to assist with the process. Getting these things prepared before the new year can allow a family to be presented to birth mothers who are having children toward the end of the year.
Working with a team of adoption professionals can be incredibly helpful during this time. Adoptive families have to know their particular state’s laws, how to present themselves to prospective birth mothers and when to have risk assessments performed. Furthermore, there are various ways to pay for or reduce the costs of adoption that these professionals may be able to bring to the parents’ attention.
Adoption can be stressful and may be complicated, but it does not have to be legally daunting. Being prepared for the early steps in the process and working with a professional in family law can greatly assist and ease the potential tension that adoption can create. For those in Georgia who want to begin this process, available resources can be invaluable.
Source: sheknows.com, “4 tips to make the adoption process way less scary”, Nicole Witt, Oct. 18, 2016