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CAUTIONS ABOUT ADOPTION
Before you adopt, make sure you know what you need to for a safe, ethical process.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO WORK WITH AN ACCREDITED AGENCY?
The state adopiton laws in Georgia require that anyone participating in child placing activities be either a licensed agency or attorney. This garanteess that any professional assisting with adopiton has state oversight to ensure ethical practices. When it comes to forming families through legal adoption, nothing is more important than ensuring the emotional, financial, and legal security of everyone involved in the adoption process. Please click the "Search Members" button on our homepage to search for Georgia licensed agencies and attorneys that are members of GALAA and support advocacy for ethical, high quality, adoption services.
ADVERTISING IN GEORGIA
Because state law prohibits anyone unlicensed in the state of Georgia to participate in child placing activities, it is likewise unlawful to advertise without a license number. Any ads for adoption services seen in the state of Georgia should contain a Georgia license number. If an ad does not contain a license number, it is unlawful and should be reported and removed. Reports can be made to:
Georgia's office of Residential Childcare Licensing:
Please e-mail a copy or link of the illegal ad to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Google: If an ad running on Google is illegal, it violates the terms of service and should be reported. Please click here for detailed instructions on Google reporting.
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