Call Juli Wisotsky in Athens, (706) 207-5201.
Call Juli Wisotsky or Judy Sartain.
Unless the child is under 1 year, yeah, has to be a full adoption.
Well, actually, unless he's an actual threat of physical harm, that pretty much can't be done. Reason being, not only is he a POTENTIAL source of child support, … suppose he is hit and killed by a well-insured drunk driver, and now his estate is entitled to a large chuck of money from that. UNTIL his rights are terminated, guess who's entitled to a share of that? Yes, the unborn child. The courts aren't going to preclude something like that from happening unless there's some other good reason (like threat of violence, as shown, say, by one or more convictions of violent crimes) to do it.
Mr. Zezima is correct. Because your stepfather has to be the one filing the Petition, it can't really be that much of a "surprise." I have handled many of these kinds of things (one is on my keyboard even now). But changing one or more legal parents of ANYONE is, for the legal system, for the government, a big deal, and there are legal hoops that just HAVE to be jumped through to get to it.
Could you give more details? Was DFCS involved?
You're near Macon. Call Jay Strickland there. (478) 745-2821.
"Abandonment" can be very hard to show in GA. If biodad will sign consent, what you want to do is quite feasible. If not, it may not be worth even trying.
Yeah, it's way more involved and complicated than it might seem now. The kid needs a legally adequate birth certificate to be properly regarded and recognized by the state of Georgia, with YOUR name as the legal parent. Think about registering for school, etc. Going back then to do what should be done now, … that'll be a big, bad mess.
I'm afraid the answer to that is an emphatic Yes. There are several in the Atlanta area.