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You should consult with an adoption attorney to learn more about the costs associated with a relative adoption. In general, there are attorney fees and expenses involved in an adoption.
I think it's great that you want to adopt your grandson! Adoption by a grandparent is governed by OCGA Section 19-8-7(a). It requires a detailed petition, home study investigation, mother's affidavit, copies of forms and certificates, child background information form, to name a few. Each step incurs fees, but it is a small price to pay to formally adopt your grandchild. Good luck!
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