Adult adoption in Texas is a simpler process than adoption of a child. A person who has reached adulthood and is legally competent to speak for his/herself can make the decision to be legally adopted by another adult. In an adult adoption, there is no home study required. A biological parent does not need to be notified, and does not need to consent to the adoption of his/her child by … [Read more...] about Adult Adoption in Texas
A bipartisan effort to boost foreign adoption is in Congress. The bill is titled the "Children in Families First Act" and different versions of the bill are now in the House and Senate! Foreign adoptions are governed by many different areas of law---- international law, the laws of the two or more countries that are involved in a specific adoption, state law and immigration law. International … [Read more...] about Bill Supporting Foreign Adoption in Congress
Employers: This is for you! There are some questions that are legally impermissible to ask in a job interview. Some questions are obviously impermissible, others are more "subtle". Examples of improper questions: How old are you? Will you require us to give you time off for certain religious holidays? Are you married? Do you have children? Will you be able to work when … [Read more...] about Employers: What Questions Should Not be Asked in A Job Interview?
When a U.S. citizen couple (or single parent) adopts a child through international adoption procedure it is important to be certain that all steps have been followed so that the child is a U.S. citizen and can prove it, beyond any doubt. Adoptive parents should not consider the process completed until this happens. Although the procedures have become more standardized over the years, … [Read more...] about International Adoption: Proving U.S. Citizenship for Adoptees