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  • Are You Pregnant and Thinking About Adoption?

    This fact sheet provides practical information about adoption options for pregnant women. It describes the benefits of counseling and reviews the different types of confidential and open adoption arrangements. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Kinship Care: Legal Relationships and Public Benefits Guide

    Information for relative caregivers adopting children including definitions of benefits and adoption Content Detail

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Relative Adoption: Issues about Access to Education

    A school must allow the child to go to school for 30 days while waiting for proof of age, residence, or other requirements. The school may give more time for special reasons. The family?and not the school?should make the decision about the type of relationship that helps the family. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry

    Georgia's Adoption Reunion Registry was created as a result of a state law effective on July 1, 1990. The purpose of the Registry is to offer services to birth parents, adopted persons, adoptive parents and siblings who are affected by adoptions finalized in Georgia. The Reunion Registry can provide: (1) Services to adopted persons whose adoption was finalized in the state of Georgia. (2) Services to birth parents whose children were placed for adoption in Georgia. (3) Services to siblings separated by adoption in Georgia. (4) Services to adoptive parents of children under 21 whose adoption was finalized in the state of Georgia. The services include registration, searches for siblings, parents and children (for a fee), and support groups, among other things. Content Detail

    By:
    Families First and Department of Human Resources Office of Adoptions
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    TANF stands for ?Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.? If you meet certain requirements, you may be able to get the fifty dollar ($50) Monthly Subsidy Payment (MSP) or the Crisis Intervention Services Payment (CRISP). You may also be able to get other types of TANF. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español

Adoption Process and FAQs (4)+

  • Adoption: Where Do I Start?

    This fact sheet is a "gateway" to the many possible paths to building a family through adoption. It attempts to provide an understanding of the basic steps in any adoption process and a guide to resources at each step. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Adopting a Child (Answers to Common Questions)

    This document contains answers to questions many people have about adopting a child who is 17 years old or younger. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Relative Adoption: Issues about Access to Education

    A school must allow the child to go to school for 30 days while waiting for proof of age, residence, or other requirements. The school may give more time for special reasons. The family?and not the school?should make the decision about the type of relationship that helps the family. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • When Children Are Adopted

    This document describes the basic rights related to adoption, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español

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