MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATED AV PREEMINENT® Debra Finch of Debra M. Finch, PC, has been rated at the highest level of professional  excellence -- AV Preeminent*-- by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. The peer review ratings are made by members of the bar and the judiciary judging lawyers on their legal abilities and ethical practices.


Fellow, Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers


Member, National Association of Counsel for  Children and Georgia Association of Counsel for Children



​​As an adoptive parent, I have experienced the myriad of emotions adoptive parents often go through as they work to expand their family through adoption. 

I know first hand how important it is to have someone on your team who is not only accessible and able to provide sound legal advice, but who also cares about you and your children.
                         Debra Finch

ADOPTION LAW

If you have questions about adoption -- whether you are a birth parent, a prospective adoptive parent, a grandparent, a relative, stepparent or a foster parent --please don't hesitate to call me.

​​​​​For years, I have helped individuals, couples and families complete the adoption process in Athens-Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Banks, Hart, Elbert, Madison Oglethorpe, and other nearby communities, representing clients in both contested and uncontested adoption matters which include:

  • state agency adoptions (DFCS);
  • private agency adoptions;
  • independent adoption;
  • stepparent adoptions;
  • second parent adoptions;
  • adult adoptions;
  • grandparent adoptions;
  • relative adoptions;
  • international adoptions/domestication of international decrees;
  • guardianships; and
  • ​termination of parental rights.

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"Say Yes" Video Courtesy of Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. 

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