So Many Ways to Make a Difference in a Child’s Life

There are many ways to make a difference in a child’s life.  In honor of National Adoption Month, I’d like to share a few ways. Here are some resources that include all types and levels of involvement.  Click on each suggestion to get a link to more information on how…

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Interstate Adoption Ain’t What it Used to Be… What NOT to do When Adopting Across State Lines  

Most of us know personally, or have heard of, someone who was “adopted” informally in the old days. This used to happen among family members or close friends quite frequently.  A long time ago, people might just agree among themselves for a child to be raised by other family members…

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Russian Adoption Ban

We were saddened to learn about the Russian government’s ban on adoptions of Russian children by U.S. couples. Over the years, we have been fortunate to have had a role in helping several of our clients in the finalization of adoptions of their Russian-born sons and daughters. This retaliatory move…

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News on Inter-country Adoption from the U.S. State Department

The U.S. State Department website about intercountry adoption is an excellent resource.  This site has information about the process, about the Hague Convention, and individual countries, along with the latest news, alerts and notices. http://adoption.state.gov Please follow and like us:

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Basic Facts About Adult Adoption in Texas

Adoption of an adult can be a fairly straightforward process.   The adoptee’s biological parents do not need to be notified of the adoption and are not entitled to have a voice in the proceedings.   There are many reasons to proceed with a formal adoption, even after the “child” reaches adulthood.  The…

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What You Want to Know About Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

 Certain legal conditions must be met before parental rights are terminated by court order. There are two types of termination; voluntary and involuntary.   A voluntary termination of parental rights occurs when the parent whose rights are being terminated agrees with the termination, cooperates, and signs the proper paperwork and/or…

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