The Act provides that whenever a grandparent or other blood relative petitions for adoption of a minor child, the petitioner must serve a copy of the petition upon any grandparent having visitation rights to the child. Such a grandparent may file objections to the petition for adoption. The Act specifically eliminates the right of grandparents to file an original pleading requesting visitation rights to a minor child when custody of the child has been granted in an adoption where all legal relationships between the child and his or her relatives have been terminated.
Georgia State University Law Review
"DOMESTIC RELATIONS Grandparents' Visitation Rights,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol2/iss2/3