Adoption & Child Custody

Atlanta Adoption & Child Custody Lawyers

Experienced Adoption Attorney in Atlanta GA and Surrounding Areas

Adopting a child is one of the most exciting and life-changing things a family will ever experience. In Atlanta, it’s also a complicated legal procedure; it involves paperwork, court proceedings, and a myriad of additional legal steps before an adoption will be finalized. If you are considering adopting a child, we highly recommend talking with one of our Atlanta adoption attorneys.

Trying to navigate the Georgia adoption process without a skilled, experienced adoption lawyer by your side can quickly become overwhelming, and the family law attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC bring decades of experience helping families grow.

The Process of Adopting a Child in Georgia

The process of adopting a child in Georgia is designed to place children with families qualified to provide a safe, nurturing environment. While the length of the adoption process varies based on the circumstances of each individual case, it can take months or even longer to complete. Adoptions in Georgia involve a seven-step process that includes orientation, family evaluation, training, and more designed to make sure families are prepared to take a new child into their home. Once all the processes and paperwork are complete, a Superior Court judge from Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett or Cobb County – or whatever appropriate Georgia County the action may be filled in – will make the final decision to finalize your adoption.

At Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC, we work with traditional families, non-traditional families, single parents, and every other type of family. Our caring adoption lawyers in Atlanta have decades of experience guiding families just like yours through the legal process quickly and thoroughly. We handle the legal details of adopting your child so you can sit back and prepare for your joyous arrival.

With so much at stake, it’s critical that you have an experienced adoption attorney in Atlanta to ensure every step of the process is legally sound. Kitchens New Cleghorn’s family law attorneys will work hard to finalize each detail so you can focus on your growing family.


Shawna M. Woods is an Of-Counsel Attorney at Kitchens New Cleghorn. Prior to coming to Kitchens New Clegorn, Shawna was Partner at Law Firm in Forsyth County specializing exclusively in Family Law. She also had successful solo Family Law practice in Fulton County and had worked several years with the Special Assistant to the Attorney General for Child Support Enforcement.
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John DiNatale leads Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC’s Family Law Practice. John joined the firm in 2018, after operating a solo practice for several years in Atlanta. Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, John worked as a literary agent in New York City after graduating from the University of Georgia and later, before law school, designed productions for a major Atlanta arts and culture center. His legal philosophy is simple: represent Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC clients with loyalty, respect, and selfless service. Read More.

Meet Jeff Cleghorn: Your family Law Attorney

Jeffery M. Cleghorn is a Named Partner with the law firm of Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. Jeff manages the firm’s Family Law Practice with expertise in Divorce, Custody Disputes, Modifications, Child Support, and Domestic Partnership Disputes.


I’ve worked with Kitchens New Cleghorn on several legal matters. They are smart, thorough and such a pleasure to work with. They are my first recommendation to anyone seeking legal services.
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Contact us at 404-557-5670 today for a consultation. Our Flagship office is located in the heart of Buckhead at 2973 Hardman Court, Atlanta, GA 30305.


The information provided on this website is general and for information only and does not constitute legal advice for any particular situation of facts and circumstances. If you have need for legal advice, please consult with an attorney for your specific questions.

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Whether your legal matters are simple or complex, Jeff Cleghorn and Randy New can work for you, quickly, efficiently and thoroughly. They and their colleagues are experienced, knowledgeable individuals of high moral standards. That’s what we need when we look for legal help.

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With a team of law professionals that is almost unsurpassed, Kitchens New Cleghorn is your top choice. Joyce Kitchens, Randy New and Jeff Cleghorn fight for their clients.

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