Canton Adoption Lawyers Dedicated To Your Family's Success

A consummated adoption is reason to celebrate, but the process can be complex and sometimes contentious. To avoid delays or legal land mines, you should seek the counsel of an experienced family law attorney before initiating adoption.

The law firm of Roach, Caudill & Gunn LLP handles all types of adoptions and related proceedings such as termination of parental rights. Our Canton family law attorneys have helped families through Cherokee County complete the "obstacle course" to make adoption official.

Infants · Stepchildren · Family Members · Foster Children · Adult Adoption

Our experienced family law attorneys are knowledgeable about the rules and pitfalls of each type of adoption:

  • Infant adoption — If you are adopting a newborn through an agency or private arrangement, we conduct due diligence and draft or review the adoption agreement to prevent problems down the road.
  • Stepparent adoption — Formally adopting the child/children of your new spouse establishes inheritance rights, custody rights and all facets of parenthood. However, the natural parent's rights must be relinquished, voluntarily or through contested termination proceedings.
  • Child adoptions by relatives or third parties — A child who has been abused, abandoned, orphaned or otherwise separated from the natural parents can be adopted by grandparents, an aunt or uncle, an adult sibling, foster parents, godparents or other benefactors. We can facilitate (or challenge) such adoptions.
  • Adult adoptions — Georgia law allows for the adoption of any person over the age of 18 who consents to the arrangement. Typical scenarios are an adult godchild, relative or former foster child, but it can be an employee or any person you have "taken under your wing." There are benefits both ways, but many cautionary considerations.

We Can Help With Stepparent Adoption

We get great satisfaction from giving good homes to troubled children and helping families cement bonds through adoption. We also take our role as attorneys and counselors very seriously and work behind the scenes to make it as smooth and efficient as possible.

Contact our Canton adoption lawyers at 678-487-7463 or toll-free 800-265-1895 to arrange a consultation, or contact us online.