When we decided to adopt, ceasing the fertility treatments and relinquishing our genetic link to our offspring, we thought the decision was altruistic. At the very least, we assumed there was an adoption system in place that works , and that we could move from the notional if we get a child—the gamble of science—to the unshakable when. We decided on domestic adoption for several reasons. International adoption was volatile, as it remains.
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Practice Overview — Sherriann Hicks Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Law
Each year more than 18, infants are adopted. Nevertheless, older children get adopted as well. How many adoptions occur each year? The latest data shows a decline in adoptions. There were , adoptions in , the most current year reported compared to , in This number includes both related and unrelated adoptions. Just looking at unrelated adoptions, there were 75, adoptions in the U.
“What does adoption mean to a child?”
Should you adopt with an adoption agency or adoption lawyer? Well, it depends…. Are you confused about the differences between adopting a baby from adoption agencies or an adoption lawyers also known as an independent adoptions?
Attorney Sherriann H. Hicks is an expert in adoption law serving the great Georgia area specializing in general adoption matters, interstate adoptions, birth mother representation, contested adoptions, guardianships and paternity legitimization. Sherriann can explain the adoption process with you, ensure you understand your rights and responsibilities, talk with the expectant father about his rights and help you choose an adoptive family for your baby. She is compassionate, experienced and non-judgemental. Sherriann can explain the different types of adoption allowed in Georgia, and make sure you have a clear understanding of the process, costs, risks and rewards of each.