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Supporting Families Through The Adoption Process

For many people, children are the greatest reward in their lives. Adoption can provide many things, depending on the individual. It can unite families when a stepparent adopts a stepchild. It can unite a grandparent and grandchild when both parents are absent. It can enable a couple to grow their family. It can provide for a child in need.

Adoption is one of the few areas of our family law practice where the result is usually a happy one for everyone involved. Unless the adoption is contested by a biological parent who suddenly becomes involved in the child’s life, there are usually no bitter disputes, as there are in many other family law matters. Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, is proud to help clients through the adoption process.

Helping Families Grow Since 1996

Attorney Shawn Hammond, can help you through the complicated legal process of adopting a child, including the termination of the parental rights of the uninvolved biological parent. He is equipped to help clients with all types of domestic adoptions in Georgia, including:

Shawn provides informative guidance to prepare you for the home study and represent you before the court at the adoption finalization hearing.

The Unique Needs Of Stepparent Adoptions

When a child does not have a relationship with one biological parent and the other biological parent remarries, a stepparent adoption may be possible. Stepparent adoptions allow the stepparent to become a full legal parent, benefitting the child, the parent and the family as a whole.

Answering Your Adoption Questions

If you have questions about stepparent adoption or another type of adoption, talk with experienced lawyer Shawn Hammond at Law Offices of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates. Call 706-993-2785 or contact the law firm online. From an office in Evans, Georgia, the firm assists clients throughout the Augusta area.