Adopting a child may be the most important decision of your life. For this reason, you may need someone to help you. To be realistic, the Texas adoption process is complicated—both logistically, and emotionally. The last thing a judge wants to do is to deny an adoption. Above all else, they want a child to have a good home, with a suitable family; however, the process can be stressful on you and your household. For this reason, we do not advise trying to navigate the Texas family law courts alone during the adoption process. Davis, Ermis & Roberts, P.C. is ready to assist you in filing the necessary and considerable paperwork that comes with Texas adoption.
Parents choose to adopt for many reasons. However, more specifically, that reason is love—Davis, Ermis & Roberts, P.C. knows that. Throughout the years, we’ve finalized countless successful adoptions for new parents, and for this reason, we’re very inclined to the process. Ultimately, why take a risk with something so important? To speak with one of our attorneys, just give us a call or send us a message.
In the state of Texas, laws allow just about any adult to adopt a child (although if the child is 12 years of age or older, their consent is required). Home residency requirements must also be met, and additional factors are presented if the person adopting is married (in which the spouse must also be involved).
Any prospective parent hoping to adopt must be approved by a Texas adoption home study. This includes Texas criminal background checks, home visits, interviews and more. Although adoption laws in Texas allow most anyone to adopt, hopeful adoptive parents will have to meet the individual adoption requirements of the professional they want to work with, as well as the requirements for the type of adoption they’re pursuing, whether that’s international, domestic, or foster care adoption.
Ultimately, state laws are constantly changing, and legislation can have an affect on any individual—contact our office for any questions or details about Texas adoption.