Adoption Lawyer in LaFayette, GA

DFCS Adoptions

Relative Adoptions

Stepparent Adoptions

Domestication of Foreign Adoptions

Third-Party Adoptions

Adult Adoptions

Surrogacy of Parentage 

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Adoption Lawyer Serving Chatsworth, GA

Adopting a child or going through the legal process of surrogacy can seem daunting when you have to do it on your own, but Hildebrand Law Office in LaFayette, GA, is here to guide you through the process from start to finish. Offering personable service and affordable rates, our adoption lawyer provides you with the services you need.

DFCS Adoptions 

Many children in the Georgia foster care system become eligible for adoption through the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Foster children are placed in foster homes by DFCS; as custodian, DFCS is legally charged with the safety and well-being of these children. Prior to adopting a foster child in the DFCS system, prospective parents must undergo a pre-placement home study, as well as a criminal background check, to ensure children will be placed in a safe, secure environment. Hildebrand Law Office is prepared to work with you through the adoption process, helping you to move smoothly through the legal network.

If the child qualifies for adoption assistance, DFCS pays for the adoption and the adopting parents pay nothing. If the child does not qualify for adoption assistance, then the following fees apply, which include all fees and court costs, with the exception of publication, when needed.

  • 1 child: $1,500
  • 2 children: $1,600
  • 3 children: $1,700 
DFCS Information Form

DFCS Adoption Process

When doing dfcs adoptions through Hildebrand Law Office, we work with a mobile office and go with you for the adoption signing at dfcs office. While you work on signing paperwork, we work on gathering the important information right from the dfcs agent, streamlining the process. Once all the information is gathered and filled out, we will go directly to the court house and schedule the next available date and time with the judge to finalize the paper, so when you walk out the door, you are one court date away from completing your family.
DFCS Adoptions
Relative Adoptions

Relative Adoptions 

Sometimes serious life circumstances, such as death, abuse, abandonment, or neglect, leave a child without proper care. In these difficult times, a relative may step in to adopt a child to provide a permanent, stable home.

All costs include all fees and court costs, with the exception of publication, when needed.

  • 1 child: $1,500
  • 2 children: $1,600
  • 3 children: $1,700 
Relative Adoption Background Form
Relative Adoption Information Form

Stepparent Adoptions 

As a stepparent, you have concerns about your stepchild or children’s well-being. What would your rights be should your spouse pass away? Through stepparent adoption, an adoption lawyer can help you avoid potential custody problems so you can continue to care for the needs of children who can no longer rely on their birth parents for support.

All costs include all fees and court costs, with the exception of publication, when needed.

  • 1 child: $1,500
  • 2 children: $1,600
  • 3 children: $1,700 
Stepparent Adoption Background Form
Stepparent Adoption Information Form
Stepparent Adoptions
Domestication of Foreign Adoptions

Domestication of Foreign Adoptions

Parents who have adopted children from foreign countries may wish to go through the legal process of domestication of foreign adoption. This process will provide your child with a U.S. birth certificate printed in English, a document that will prove valuable during his/her life. Hildebrand Law Office has experience navigating the legal process necessary to obtain proper documentation.

All costs include all fees and court costs, with the exception of publication, when needed.

  • 1 child: $1,500
  • 2 children: $1,600
  • 3 children: $1,700 
Foreign Adoption Information Form

Third-Party Adoptions

A third-party adoption is defined as a person or persons adopting a child to whom they are not related, without going through DFCS. If you are considering adopting a child to whom you are not related, we are prepared to help you navigate the legal channels to adopt your child.

All costs include all fees and court costs, with the exception of publication, when needed.

  • 1 child: $1,500
  • 2 children: $1,600
  • 3 children: $1,700 
Third Party Adoption Background Form
Third-Party Adoption Information Form
Adoption Lawyer signing adoption paperwork near Chatsworth, GA
Adult Adoptions

Adult Adoptions 

Georgia law provides for the adoption of any person over the age of 18 who consents to the arrangement. Such adoptions may include godparents adopting a godchild or someone with whom you have developed a family relationship. Hildebrand Law Office will guide you through the legal steps to formalize an adult adoption.

All costs include all fees and court costs, with the exception of publication, when needed.

  • 1 person: $1,500
  • 2 people: $1,600
  • 3 people: $1,700 
Adult Adoption Information Form

Surrogacy of Parentage 

Surrogacy is a legal process in which a woman agrees to become pregnant by means of assisted reproductive technology in order to give birth to the child of another person or couple, who are the intended parents. An adoption lawyer will offer guidance throughout the process, ensuring all legal documentation is in order for both surrogate mothers and parents.

All costs include all fees and court costs, with the exception of publication, when needed.

  • 1 child: $1,500
  • 2 children: $1,600
  • 3 children: $1,700 
Surrogacy Information Form
Surrogacy of Parentage

Schedule a Consultation with an Adoption Lawyer Today 

You don’t have to go through the process of adoption by yourself. Contact Hildebrand Law Office today to schedule a consultation with an adoption lawyer to learn how we can help. We’re excited to help you grow your family!