Last month, the online magazine Narratively published a luridly detailed account of a Georgia adoption scandal that took place in the mid-20th century. It centers on the Hicks Community Clinic, which operated out of McCaysville, and whose founder, Dr. Thomas Hicks, offered secret abortions and adoption services to desperate young women.
Legal rights for same-sex couples in Georgia have been rapidly changing over the past year. A little over a year ago a Supreme Court ruling made same-sex marriage legal in Georgia. The ruling created new opportunities for couples in both marriage and as parents. In between rapidly changing legalities it can be difficult to know how same-sex parental rights are handled in court.