“Adoption is a commitment that you enter into blindly, but it is no different then adding a child by birth. It is essential that adopting parents are committed to making it work, committed to parenting this child for the rest of their lives, and committed to parenting through the tough stuff.”Brooke Randolph
Step-Parent & Grand-Parent Adoptions
St. Simons Island Adoption Attorney Works to Assist Grandparent and Step-Parents Keep the Family Together
It isn’t only biological parents who are concerned for the well-being of children. Grandparents and step-parents have concerns for children who may feel like their own. Who will provide for a grandchild if his or her birth parents become incapacitated or pass away? Will you have rights as a step-parent if your spouse goes overseas or dies? The Savannah, Georgia Child Advocacy and Adoption Lawyer Carrie Murray Nellis is here for you to help you through the sometimes challenging, but always rewarding, process of grandparent and step-parent adoption.
Making Families Stronger and Keeping Families Together Through Adoption
Carrie works with you through grandparent adoption or step-parent adoption, avoiding custody issues that could arise should you need to provide for a child or children who can no longer depend on birth parents. There are many situations that arise in which a child finds him or herself without legal guardianship, and this could have a negative impact on the child for the rest of his or her life. For example, in the event of the death of a spouse or another circumstance that renders the spouse incapacitated or unavailable, a step-parent has no legal rights to the child. A step-parent adoption ensures you can make important decisions regarding the best interest of the child at hand. Skilled grandparent and step-parent adoption lawyer Carrie Murray Nellis will guide you through the process of taking full financial and legal responsibility for the child, thereby keeping the child in the family.
Removing Complication and Relieving Stress
The process of adoption can be a complicated one. In many Georgia adoptions, a home study may be required. Carrie Murray Nellis works with you through this aspect of the process, making sure you understand what is expected and looked for in determining if your home is indeed the best place for the child. Through her compassionate and tireless service, she will do her utmost to help you bring this child into your home as your own.