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Mother and Son

Non-Relative Adoptions

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.  A non-relative adoption will typically require a home study to ensure the safety of the child.  Despite the higher scrutiny, our firm handles a number of non-relative adoptions, and such adoptions typically go through without any real problems.

We have a $2,500.00 retaining fee for adoptions within the state, while inter-state and international adoptions have a retaining fee of $5,000.00.  We bill hourly against this fee at the rate of $250.00 to $395.00 per hour, depending on the experience of the attorney.  (More details would be explained in a legal services agreement, which must be signed for representation to begin.)

To discuss a non-relative adoption with one of our attorneys, we invite you to call 770-863-8355 to schedule a free consultation. 





Address: 1355 Terrell Mill Road
Building 1472
Suite 100
Marietta, Georgia 30067


Address: 3525 Piedmont Rd NE
Bldg 6, Ste 300
Atlanta, GA 30305


Address: 16 Eastbrook Bend
Suite 201
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269

Tel:  770-863-8355

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