Two children, adoption, stepparent, third-party, relative, foreign, natural parents, biological parents, Georgia, Georgia law, parental rights, custody

Carol Powell has represented adopting parents in all types of adoptions:  stepparent, third-party, relative, and adult adoptions.  She has represented couples and individuals adopting children from several foreign countries and has worked with the varying requirements of numerous counties to complete the adoption process.  She has also represented the natural parents in various adoption case scenarios.


The adoption process is technical and detailed in Georgia law.  It is important that the adoptive parent(s) have legal assistance in meeting the requirements for an amicable adoption.  In contested adoptions, such as those requiring termination of parental rights, firm guidance from an experienced attorney is essential.  A lawyer who stresses the child’s best interest, the standard for custody in Georgia, will assist the clients in presenting those interests to the court.