Mr. Hammond served
in Afghanistan and Iraq,
where he received 9 medals including a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He has been practicing law since 1996 with an exclusive focus on military law, criminal law, and family law.

Interstate Adoptions

Working with an experienced adoption attorney is important no matter the circumstances. This is especially true in interstate adoptions because state laws may differ and even conflict with each other. If the wrong legal documents are used, or if state or federal statutes are violated, the adoption could be challenged at a later date or a court may refuse to finalize the adoption.

As an Augusta, Georgia adoption attorney with more than 15 years of experience the law offices of Shawn P. Hammond and associates have the ability to handle your interstate adoption with the highest degree of competence and professionalism.

The Augusta Adoption law firm of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates can help you with:

  • Private interstate adoptions
  • Agency interstate adoptions
  • Birth mother representation
  • Review of agency documents
  • Compliance with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
  • Other adoption matters

To speak with our office about an interstate adoption, contact our law office in Augusta, Georgia. For assistance, call .

Understand Your Rights

If you are thinking about an interstate adoption, contacting an attorney as early as possible is your best way to protect your rights. Every state has its own adoption laws. An adoption lawyer can help you understand your rights and responsibilities.