Your Resources for Adoption in Atlanta
Are you considering an adoption in Atlanta? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
The law firm of Claiborne | Fox | Bradley | Goldman is happy to help prospective adoptive parents and pregnant woman considering adoption who live in the Atlanta area. We can help you understand exactly what the adoption process in Atlanta is like, as well as refer to you additional local adoption professionals, if needed.
While you can always contact us by phone or online, we also have an office located conveniently in the city of Atlanta at:
60 Lenox Pointe NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Three of our experienced attorneys are located there to assist you through your adoption in Atlanta. We will also be able to finalize your adoption in a local Atlanta county court if you are an adoptive parent matched with a prospective birth mother from the Atlanta area.
While you will need an adoption attorney in Atlanta no matter what kind of adoption process you pursue, you may need additional adoption professionals as well. As always, we are willing to refer you to trusted professionals in your area — but the choice will ultimately be up to you. That’s why we encourage you to research as many adoption professionals as you can to find out exactly which one is best for you.
Infant Adoption Agencies in Atlanta
The law firm of Claiborne | Fox | Bradley | Goldman can certainly complete your legal process of adoption, but if you’re looking for someone to walk you through every step of the adoption process (from finding a prospective birth mother or adoptive family to post-adoption contact), you may wish to seek out an adoption agency, as well. Adoption agencies provide case-management services from trained social workers who will not only educate you about and guide you through the Atlanta adoption process but also serve as your emotional counselor throughout.
We can provide you references to several Atlanta adoption agencies that we commonly work with, but here are just a couple to start your research process:
Of course, this is not a full list of adoption agencies in Atlanta, so make sure to do your proper research to find the one that’s right for you.
Foster Care Adoption Agencies in Atlanta
Perhaps you’re looking to adopt one of the waiting children in the Atlanta foster care system. While we can help protect you through the legal process, we also recommend you work through a foster care agency to find an adoption opportunity and learn more about the requirements for adopting a foster child.
In general, you should know that choosing foster care adoption means that you will likely adopt an older child who may have had a traumatic past — but is desperately waiting for a supportive, loving family to be a part of. The process will also be less expensive than other adoption methods; you may even receive state-funded financial assistance to adopt a foster child in Atlanta.
The state division overseeing foster care adoption in Atlanta is the Division of Family and Children Services, the only public foster care adoption agency in Georgia. Some local private foster care agencies include:
- Families Firsts
- Lutheran Services of Georgia
- Multi-Agency Alliance for Children
- Bethany Christian Services
Home Study Providers in Atlanta
Whatever kind of adoption process you decide on as a prospective adoptive parent, you’ll likely need to complete a home study investigation before being cleared to adopt a child (stepparent and relative adoptions typically don’t require a full home study). A home study involves a trained social worker visiting your home to interview you and your household members as a way to ensure you are all prepared and excited to bring an adopted child home.
There are many licensed home study providers in Atlanta, and our law firm and your adoption agency can help you find the one that’s right for you. Here are just a few local providers to consider:
Hospitals in Atlanta
One less obvious adoption professional you’ll need to consider is the medical professional who will help deliver your baby. If you are a prospective birth mother planning an adoption in Atlanta, you will have the chance to select a hospital and medical professional near you for not only when you give birth to your child but also for prenatal care. Your adoption agency can help you create a hospital plan for when you stay at the hospital, and your lawyer from Claiborne | Fox | Bradley | Goldman will help you sign the necessary paperwork for your adoption consent during your hospital stay when you are ready.
Some hospitals in Atlanta include:
- Atlanta Medical Center
303 Parkway Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
- Grady Health System
80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
- Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
- Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
1968 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Remember, even if you have already given birth at the hospital, you can still start an adoption plan and find the right family to care for your baby.
Start Your Atlanta Adoption Today
Whether you’re a prospective birth mother or a prospective adoptive parent, there are plenty of resources available to you for your adoption in Atlanta. Our lawyers are ready to help you begin your legal process of adoption and will be happy to refer you to other trusted professionals for any additional services you need. Regardless of the other professionals involved in your adoption process, the attorneys of Claiborne | Fox | Bradley | Goldman can work with you to provide the legal services you need for your Atlanta adoption.
To start your adoption in Atlanta today, please give our Atlanta office a call at 404-442-6969 or contact us online.
There are many helpful adoption professionals and resources available to you in Atlanta, and this article is by no means an extensive list of all of them. We may be able to provide you a longer list when you work with us, and we encourage you to do your own research to determine which Atlanta adoption professionals are right for you. In addition, if you know of any other Atlanta adoption professionals or helpful resources we should include on this page, feel free to let us know.