Independent adoption. What is the simplest and most inexpensive way to handle an independent adoption.

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Independent adoption. What is the simplest and most inexpensive way to handle an independent adoption.

I have identified a person who is willing to place their child for adoption. The child is due in June. The biological parent would like to relinquish their rights before delivery so we can take the child home. Can this be done as simply as writing a notarized letter stating these facts and signing reliqushment papers?Would we need a home study? GA.

Asked on May 29, 2009 under Business Law, Georgia

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Yes I would take all extra steps possible to ensure nothing was overlooked with the process. I am not admitted in GA but suggest that you contact a local attorney who specializes in this area of law. This can be a very confusing time for you as well as the expecting mother. You want to ensure nothing is going to be reversible and that all necessary paperwork is filed.

There are protocols to adopting a baby and you must follow them otherwise you run the risk of losing the child. The specifics will be provide by a local attorney. Once you have the attorney you can also get the final paperwork ready to go for the baby's birth to hopefully allow you to take the baby home


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