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Legal Help with Adoption in Texas

For many prospective parents, adoption is a time for celebration. Children deserve to have loving parents, and the decision to expand your family through adoption provides a child with that opportunity. However, without legal guidance, the process can become complex and cause stress that you could easily avoid by using an adoption attorney..

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What is adoption?

Adoption is a legal process, which in its most basic form involves:

  • Terminating the biological parent or parents’ rights to the child
  • Establishing parental rights with the adoptive parents

In Texas, what qualifications do you need to adopt a child?

Before you can adopt a child, a social worker will conduct an intensive home study. The following qualifications are necessary for adoptive parents:

  • Age 21 or older
  • Passing a criminal background check
  • Financial stability and capable of caring for a child’s emotional and physical needs
  • Providing background and lifestyle information
  • References from relatives and non-relatives
  • Proof of divorce or marriage (if applicable)
  • Completed training in Parent Resource Information Development and Education (PRIDE) program

Under what circumstances can you adopt a child?

Adoption can occur as a result of different situations, including:

  • Private adoption or agency adoption. A private adoption is a direct adoption that occurs between the birth mother and the adoptive parent or parents. An agency adoption is through a licensed child adoption agency. Parents pay the agency fees to handle the adoption process. Couples, who are unable to conceive a child biologically but want to have children, often go through private or agency adoptions.
  • Foster parents. Parents who are fostering children may want to adopt and establish a lifelong relationship by making the child part of their family.
  • Stepparents. When stepparents adopt their spouse’s child, they can provide a sense of belonging, stability and security for the child. In addition, they legally gain the ability to make decisions for the child regarding medical care, schooling, religion and other important matters.
  • Grandparents. Children might end up living with their grandparents when their parents die. Other situations where children live with grandparents are when the parent struggles with drug addition, is imprisoned or has abandoned the child. In some cases, there is no hope of the parents reassuming parental responsibilities. Through adoption, grandparents can provide the child with long-term stability. It can make obtaining insurance for the child easier and also gives the grandparent legal decision-making rights.
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At the Law Office of Lindsey J. Wilson, we can explain the adoption process and be with you every step of the way to answer your questions and assist you. We file all the necessary documentation on your behalf. We can also handle negotiations with the birth parents for covering medical or other expenses.

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