Adopting in Georgia
Adoption is a social and legal process whereby an individual joins a family, earning the same rights and status as those born into that family. For children in Georgia’s foster care system, adoption presents the opportunity to form a lasting family bond.
Prospective adoptive parents in Georgia must meet the following qualifications:
- Be at least twenty-five (25) years of age if single, and ten (10) years older than the child(ren) to be placed;
- Married and living with spouse, and ten (10) years older than the child(ren) to be placed;
- A resident of the state of Georgia for at least six (6) months prior to filing a petition to adopt.
Additionally, prospective adoptive parents must be willing and able to care for the child or children who are placed with them. Through the act of adopting, adoptive parents make an unconditional commitment to meet the physical, emotional, medical, psychological, and social needs of the child or children in their care.
To learn more about becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent Call 1-877-210-KIDS (5437).