Adoption Law

Child adoption. Family with adopted child holding heart toy.

Welcoming a new child into your family is one of the most important events in any person’s life. While the adoption process is an exciting time for all, it is also filled lots of questions and concerns. At Samples, Jennings, Clem and Fields we handle more Hamilton County adoptions annually than every other attorney in the county combined. No one knows the adoption process inside and out like our law firm.

Our practice is not limited to Hamilton County, however, and we handle adoption matters throughout North Georgia and Middle and East Tennessee.

We handle all types of adoptions, including:

  • Birth parent representation
  • Independent adoptions
  • Agency adoptions
  • Stepparent, grandparent and other relative adoptions
  • DCS (Tennessee) adoptions
  • DFACS (Georgia) adoptions
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Adult Adoptions
  • International Re-Adoptions

Michael Jennings, our primary adoption attorney, is the only attorney in the United States who is both a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, and who is dually licensed in Tennessee and in Georgia. Michael brings a long history of helping families throughout Chattanooga, and the surrounding areas achieve their dream of adopting, and our firm looks forward to helping guide you through this process.

Take the first major step in the adoption process by calling Michael Jennings or William H. Vetterick to set up a consultation to learn how they can provide you with high-quality, compassionate adoption services.

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