Private Agencies

The DHS Office of Residential Childcare licenses agencies for the placement of children in adoptive homes. Licensed private adoption agencies focus primarily on the adoption of children who are not in the custody of DFCS; however, some child placing agencies provide adoption services for children who are in the permanent custody of DFCS through existing contracts.

For a list of licensed private adoption agencies, visit the Office of Residential Childcare.

Additional information on many of these agencies can be found at the Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies.