Atlanta, GA asked in Adoption, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Georgia

Q: I am a birth father. The birth mother and I want to contest an adoption we’ve consented. How do we start the process?

The birth mother signed a Post Adoption contact agreement thinking that we would be able to keep in contact with the adoptive parents. The attorney never said that both parties needed to sign. I’ve recently learned that they never signed an agreement. This would have been a dealbreaker in our decision if we knew they wouldn’t sign it. We didn’t even know that they had to sign it in order for it to be enforceable.

2 Lawyer Answers
Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
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  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Get an adoption attorney on the job immediately. You are under a time deadline. Don’t delay.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Time really is of the essence here. You will need to work with an attorney immediately regarding any options you may have.

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