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Georgia Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
19-8-1 to 26; No

Who May be Adopted
Any child 10 years younger than petitioner; any adult who gives written consent.

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
14 years and older

Who may Adopt
Any adult at least 25 years of age or married and living with spouse and bona fide resident for 6 mos. prior to filing petition; must be ten years older than adoptive child.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree

State Agency/COurt
Dept. of Human Resources/Superior Court in county

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
Not specified

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