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Georgia Adoptions: Frequently Asked Questions
When do I sign the papers to place the baby for adoption?
In Georgia, you can sign the relinquishment papers anytime after the baby is born. Most Birthmother’s choose to sign around the time of discharge from the Hospital. The baby will go home with the Adoptive Parents.
Do I have to name the Birthfather?
According to Georgia law, you do not have to name the Birthfather. Because we do open adoption, we encourage the involvement of both Birthparents. But, we understand that sometimes this is not possible for many reasons.
Who pays my medical bills?
The Adoptive Parents can pay your medical bills if you do not have insurance, or qualify for Medicaid. However, if you decide to parent the baby, the medical bills will be your responsibility.
Do I need to get my own attorney?
No, you do not need an attorney in Georgia. However, if you would like an attorney we can provide one for you.
Can I get living assistance?
The state of Georgia permits pregnancy related Birthmother assistance. This can include maternity clothes, food, rent and related utilities.
Independent Adoption Center
1 800 877-OPEN (6736)