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Can I file to adopt my grandson while he is in foster care?

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State is Georgia. My grandson has been in foster care since December 2018. He has been in my care all of his life before then. He was taken away while I left him with his mother for the holiday. He got sick and she gave him adult medicine and called the paramedics and they arrested her. Now I have been trying to get him back from the state and they are have made me take drug tests and psych tests - my daughter too - and her charges have been dropped. I get supervised visits with him and he misses me dearly.

Now I want to try to fully adopt him. The court and DFAC have been taking a while to put him back in my custody even though I agreed months ago. I think they are stalling and I'm not sure why. I want to show the judge that I am ready to adopt him and take him out of the system but I am unsure of how to do that. Can I file to adopt him now or do I have to wait for them to put him in my custody. Thanks so much
 


Zigner

Senior Member, Non-Attorney
I'm not going to touch this, nor will any of the other advisers be likely to. You NEED an attorney. Straight-forward adoptions aren't do-it-yourself matters, and your situation is anything but straight-forward.
 
I'm not going to touch this, nor will any of the other advisers be likely to. You NEED an attorney. Straight-forward adoptions aren't do-it-yourself matters, and your situation is anything but straight-forward.
Thanks so much. I'm actually waiting for an attorney to call me back with a consultation.
 

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