Many prospective adoptive families seem hesitant to go through the process of international adoption because of the possibility of difficulties between governments. While the process may take longer because of the paperwork that has to be done on both sides, this fear is no reason to leave children in other countries without families to call their own. Georgia couples that are interested in adoption can seek the guidance of family lawyers who can assist with both domestic and international adoptions.
One family began the process of adopting their 3-year-old boy nearly two years ago. Just when they were going to pick him up and bring him home, a ban was placed on international adoptions from the country. In spite of the ban, the country’s government has continued processing the paperwork of several adoption cases before the laws are officially changed. These adoptive parents and their son could not be more excited, as they prepare to come home for good just mere months after the ban was announced.
The couple has three children of their own and one previously adopted child, now growing their family to a family of seven. As soon as they met Genene, they knew he would be the perfect fit for their family. Having gone through the adoption process before, the couple has a better understanding of what to expect and what the children have gone through before getting to this point. With this in mind, they hope to provide a loving home to all of their children.
Although complications and challenges can arise during the course of international adoption, the end result is well worth it. Georgia family lawyers have experience with both domestic and international adoptions and can be of great assistance to those considering this process. Additionally, these legal professionals can provide guidance as they face challenges throughout the adoption process.
Source: theindychannel.com, “Anderson family to bring home African son, following international adoption ban”, Victoria T. Davis, June 12, 2017