Step Parent Adoption, Second Parent Adoption for LGBTQ families “Step parent adoption” is the term used when any person adopts the child of their spouse. This can refer to families with heterosexual parents or families with same sex couples. “Second parent adoption” is often used to refer to a situation where a child only has one parent and that parent's spouse/partner in a same sex … [Read more...] about Step Parent Adoption for Same Sex Couples in Texas
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November is adoption month. All month long, national awareness is turned towards adoption and adoptive families everywhere are remembering the events that shaped their families and made their lives complete. November 18th is National Adoption Day, a day which is "a collective, national effort to raise awareness of more than 110,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving … [Read more...] about November is Adoption Month!
There are many reasons why an adoption may be commenced after the potential adoptee turns 18. In an adult adoption the biological parent or parents do not have to be contacted or give their consent as they would if the adoption were for a minor child. Therefore a stepparent who had wanted to adopt their stepchild for years but knew that it was impossible to get a biological parent’s consent … [Read more...] about Adult Adoption in Texas- Why, When and How Does it Affect Inheritance?