Prospective Adoptive Parents


The Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is dedicated to finding loving homes for the numerous children in permanent state custody who are available for adoption. These children are often survivors of abuse, neglect or abandonment. There is a vast need for adoptive parents within the state. The adoptive families can be as diverse as the children in our permanent custody. To adopt in Georgia, the prospective parent(s) should be:
At least 25 years of age, if single and ten years older than the child to be placed;
Married and living with spouse and ten years older than the child to be placed;
A resident for 6 months prior to filing an adoption petition;

The most important requirement for being an adoptive parent is the willingness and capacity to care for children. Adoptive parents make an unconditional commitment to meet the physical, emotional, medical, psychological and social needs of their children.