Yes, adult adoptions really are a thing! Let's talk about the reasons why someone would want to adopt an adult. In addition, there are a few situations when an adult adoption is not appropriate. Most Common Reasons to Adopt an Adult It is a step parent adoption. Commonly, a step parent adopts their adult stepchild. This is usually something that has been desired for a long time, … [Read more...] about Why Adopt an Adult?
When you think of an adoption, if you are like most people, you probably think of an adult adopting a child. But if you have been adopted as an adult, or know someone who has, you have a more inclusive view. Here is why more people are opting for adult adoption! When divorce increased in the U.S. in the 1970's, the structure and definition of "family" began to change. As more blended … [Read more...] about Adult Adoptions & Why They Matter So Much
When a child's biological parent is out of the picture for years and a stepparent (or another adult) is the child's "true parent", adoption may be considered. However, adopting a child does require filing a suit in family court and having one of the following results: (in a case for agreed termination and adoption) the legal consent of the biological parent whose rights are being … [Read more...] about Risks and Benefits of Initiating a Stepparent Adoption When the Biological Parent is Absent
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 most common situation is one in which a step-parent has wanted to adopt the … [Read more...] about Basic Facts About Adult Adoption 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 appears in court and testifies that s/he is … [Read more...] about What You Want to Know About Termination of Parental Rights in Texas