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Stepparent adoption an option for Georgia parents

The holiday season is often spent with family and friends, celebrating and making memories. For the children waiting to be adopted, from foster care or other organizations in Georgia, this time can be especially challenging as they are reminded of what they are missing. One little boy got exactly what he had been wanting for six years this Christmas through stepparent adoption.

An 11-year-old boy was overjoyed this holiday season when he unwrapped the gift he had been waiting for. His mom and stepfather have been married for 10 years now, making them the parents he has grown up with for most of his life. For the last six years, her biological son has made it clear that he wants to be adopted by his non-biological father and share their last name.

This year, the couple decided it was finally time to take this next step. For Christmas this year, the couple presented this little boy with a certificate of adoption, showing his name changed to match that of his parents. While this boy was already in a home with a loving mother and father, formally being adopted renewed the joy he had in being a family.

Stepparent adoption is simply one of many forms of adoption in Georgia that allows children to feel like they have a forever home. Having a family to call one's own is the gift many children are longing for each year. Those couples interested in adopting a child have various resources available to them. Family law attorneys can assist families through this process and help them work through any challenges or obstacles that come up along the way.

Source: Fox News, "Boy gets official adoption letter for Christmas", Dec. 28, 2016

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