Applicants can be single, married, or divorced. If single, a person needs to be at least 25 years old and 10 years older than the child they wish to adopt. If married, both adults only need to be 10 years older than the child they wish to adopt. You must be a Georgia resident for at least 6 months before applying to adopt a child. Prospective parents need to pass a home safety check, criminal background check, medical examination, and provide a list of professional references. Applicants must complete a 23 hour service orientation. This is part of the home study process. Foster parents are required to have a GA license.
For questions regarding the particulars of expanding your family through adoption in Georgia, please call 678-324-8511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.