Adoption Law and Practice in Georgia '12

Recorded November 2, 2012


    James B. Outman, Program Chair, Law Office of James B. Outman, LLC, Atlanta

welcome and program overview

James B. Outman

Recent Developments in Practice and Procedure, Legislation, and Case Law

James B. Outman

How Today’s Social Media Has Impacted Adoptions—Social Networking Revolutionizes Adoption

Leslie Pate Mackinnon, LCSW, Atlanta

Dealing with Hospitals and Health Insurance Companies in Third-Party Adoptions

Ruth F. Claiborne, Claiborne & Surmay, P.C., Atlanta

Attorney’s Responsibilities in Representing a Birth Parent

Lori M. Surmay, Claiborne & Surmay, P.C., Atlanta

Georgia ICPC Update

  • Tresilla Boyd-Mulligan, Manager, Georgia ICPC Unit, Atlanta

  • Suzanne McClure, Project Administrator, Georgia ICPC Unit, Atlanta

What Adoption Attorneys Need to Know About the Preplacement Home Study

Ashley A. Byers, Director of Adoptions, A Adoption Advocates of Georgia, Inc., Atlanta

Post-Placement Contact Agreements

  • Hon. Mary Margaret Oliver, Representative, Georgia House of Representatives, District 83, Decatur

  • James B. Outman

Requirement of a Preplacement Home Study in Third-Party Adoptions Under O.C.G.A. §19-8-5(a) and How to Comply; and How to Handle the Appointment of the Agent to Conduct the Investigation and Render a Report to the Court under O.C.G.A. §19-8-16(a)

Sherry V. Neal, Neal & Wright, LLC, Decatur

Questions & Answers regarding issues in adoption practice: Opportunity for an interactive discussion between registrants and presenters


  • Richard A Horder, Kazmarek Geiger & Laseter, LLP, Atlanta


  • All available speakers