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Private Agencies

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Residential Childcare licenses agencies for the placement of children in adoptive homes. Licensed private adoption agencies focus primarily on the adoption of non-DHS children.

For a full listing of the licensed private adoption agencies, visit the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Residential Childcare’s Web site:

Additional information on many of these agencies is available on the Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies (GALAA) website at