DNA Testing for Family Law and Immigration Cases has Strict Standards

 DNA testing is sometimes used in paternity, adoption and immigration cases.  Here are some reasons that DNA testing may be used and who may request the test: 1.  In a traditional paternity case:  As evidence of the identity of the biological father a. requested by the biological mother in order…

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International Adoption: Proving U.S. Citizenship for Adoptees

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…

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Completing Your Child’s Foreign Adoption in Texas

When a family returns to the United States with their child who was adopted in another country, there are often additional steps to be taken.   When a Texas resident adopts a child from another country, that adoption is governed by Texas law, United States law, international adoption law and treaties,…

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