Georgia Supporting and Strengthening Families Act (HB 887)
This law was last updated on Sep 15, 2016
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.