In re Adoption of D.J.F.M., 643 S.E.2d 879, 284 Ga. App. 420 (Ga. App., 2007)

Irene Arfaras Steffas

Case Conclusion Date:March 22, 2007

Practice Area:Adoption

Outcome:Case was reversed and remanded to trial court in favor of Petitioners.

Description:Court Holding: Georgia Superior Courts have jurisdiction to finalize the adoption of a child born outside of the United States. Neither adoptee nor prospective adoptive parents are required under Georgia Statutory Law to be United States Citizens in order for a Judge in Georgia to finalize the adoption.