In September of 2018 a major overhaul of Georgia’s adoption laws went into effect lifting some of the obstacles facing couples who want to adopt a child. Our Macon Adoption Lawyer explains:
The adoption law will ensure that Georgia residents can stay in-state and not travel elsewhere to adopt. The new law will make it easier for prospective parents to navigate the adoption process to adopt a child right here in Georgia.
The new Georgia adoption law:
- Shortens the revocation time allowed for the biological mother to reverse her decision to put her child up for adoption from 10 days to 4 days.
- Allows birth mothers to seek reimbursement from adoptive parents for basic living expenses in private and agency-run adoptions.
- Allows parties to domesticate international adoption decrees.
- Eliminates a six-month residency requirement before adopting.
- Allows temporary power of attorney over a child to be transferred to another parent in some circumstances.