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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Important Information About Health Insurance and Your Adopted Child

When you are adopting a child, it is important to enroll your child in your health care plan within 30 days of his/her adoption OR placement for adoption. This is important for two reasons: 1) if you do so, this will allow coverage for your child under your group health…

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Adult Adoption or Simple Name Change?

An adult person who wishes to be adopted may do so, and an adult adoption is generally simpler and quicker than the adoption of a minor child. This is because an adult can consent to his/her own adoption, and does not have to get the biological parent’s permission.     An…

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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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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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