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Adoption
In order to finalize the adoption of a child in Texas, the adoptive parent (or parents) need to terminate the rights of the child’s living biological parents (or other persons named legally responsible for a child, like a managing conservator or guardian). The only exceptions include adult adoptions and stepparent adoptions, where the stepparent’s spouse...
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How much does it cost to adopt a child
When considering adoption, a top concern for many prospective parents is: How much is adoption going to cost? The average cost of adoption varies considerably based on the type of adoption you choose to pursue. Adopting a child you have fostered through the child welfare system is generally the least inexpensive, while international adoptions and...
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mom holding child's hand
Our Texas law firm receives a variety of questions about biological parents rights after adoption. Adoptive parents may wonder, “What happens when birth parents want their child back?” A birth mother who relinquished her parental rights may ask, “Can birth mother reclaim adopted child?” Our child custody lawyers also get questions from same-sex couples about...
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Two moms and their baby
When I started practicing family law in 2006, LGBT couples faced more challenges with same sex couple adoption than they do today. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision recognizing same-sex marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges), society in general has become more supportive of gay adoption. I also find that many birth mothers choose same-sex couples...
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Adoption
According to recent census figures in the United States, there are more than 2 million adopted children in households in the country. With an increase in awareness about adoption, more and more mothers are considering it as a viable option when they feel they may be able to unable to care for their child either physically, emotionally,...
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