Non-Relative adoptions face greater scrutiny than family adoptions. An adoption between parties who all live in Georgia will be more straightforward than one where we must deal with the interstate compact or international law. For more information about Inter-State adoptions, click here. For more information about international adoptions, click here.
We have a $2,500.00 retaining fee for adoptions within the state without an agency, and $2,000.00 retaining fee for in-state adoptions when an agency is involved. We bill hourly against this fee at the rate of $250.00 to $395.00 per hour, depending on the experience of the attorney.
To discuss a non-relative adoption with one of our attorneys, we invite you to call 770-863-8355 to schedule a free consultation.