November is National Adoption Month! Make it a Month to Remember!

  November is National Adoption Month!  This month, all over Georgia, DFACS offices are highlighting the opportunities families have to adopt  children or be foster parents.  I know many adults who have often thought, “When my life slows down a Read More


Karen S. Hindson of Hindson & Melton LLC A stepparent adoption in Georgia was the subject of another Georgia appellate court decision on July 15, 2013.  In Ray v. Hann, a stepfather’s petition to adopt his stepchild was granted by the Superior Court, terminating the biological father’s parental rights at the same time.  The Read More

Stepparent Adoption Georgia Law ǀ Hindson & Melton LLC

Stepparent Adoption Georgia Law ǀ Hindson & Melton LLC A recent stepparent adoption case before the Georgia Court of Appeals reminds us that adoption laws are to be construed in favor of the natural parents. The March 1, 2013, decision Hafer v. Lowry involved a stepparent adoption petition filed a month after the Read More

Baby Veronica Update

On January 4, 2013, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of the adoptive parents in South Carolina’s Baby Veronica case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act.  Oral arguments in the case could be as soon as Read More

Baby Veronica Returned to Biological Father in South Carolina Adoption Case

The South Carolina adoption case of “Baby Veronica” has been in the news for months.  This heartbreaking case includes important information for every prospective adoptive parent, adoption agency, and attorney who handles adoption cases in every state. Indian Child Welfare Act dictates decision in Read More

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