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Georgia Supporting and Strengthening Families Act (HB 887)

This law was last updated on Sep 15, 2016

This law is Anti–Choice




HB 887




Primary Sponsors: 6
Co-sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 7


Parental Involvement

Full Bill Text

HB 887 would allow a parent, guardian, or legal custodian of a child, to delegate powers concerning the care and custody of the child to a kinship caregiver for up to a year.

The bill would not allow the power of attorney to consent to any of the following:

  • marriage of the child;
  • adoption of the child;
  • performance of inducement of an abortion on or for the child; or
  • termination of parental rights to the child.

The bill defines “kinship caregiver” to mean a grandparent, step-grandparent, aunt, uncle, great aunt, great uncle, cousin, or sibling of a child or a fictive kin who resides in the state.


Signed by Gov. Deal (R) on April 26, 2016. The law will go into effect July 1, 2016.