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What makes a child eligible for adoption in Texas?

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jun 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

What makes a child eligible for adoption in Texas?

Any child residing in Texas may be adopted if-

1. the parent-child relationship between the child and each living parent has been or is terminated; or

2. the parent whose rights have not been terminated is the spouse of the petitioner in a stepparent adoption; or

3. the child is at least two years old, one parent's parental rights have been terminated, the person seeking adoption is the child's former stepparent and has been a managing conservator or has had actual care, possession, and control of the child for a period of six months preceding the adoption, and the nonterminated parent consents to the adoption; or

4. the child is at least two years old, one parent's parental rights have been terminated, and the person seeking the adoption is the child's former stepparent and has been a managing conservator or has had actual care, possession, and control of the child for a period of one year preceding the adoption.

Do you need to meet with a Bryan-College Station Texas Adoption lawyer?  Then, call 979-703-7014 to schedule a meeting with one of the experienced family law attorneys of Peterson Law Group.

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Chris Peterson

Founding Attorney Chris Peterson is the owner of Peterson Law Group. He practices primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and estate planning; probate and trust administration; elder law; and business law. In addition to the law practice, Chris is involved in Aggieland Title Company and Brazos 1...

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