Adoption in Texas
We Can Help You As You Complete Your Family
Adoption can be an amazing event for any family and in Texas, it is possible to pursue many different adoption avenues. Whether you are a stepparent looking to adopt your spouse's biological child, hoping to pursue a private adoption, or are interested in initiating the adoption of your grandchild, the Mathur Law Offices, P.C. is here for you.
Our Dallas family law attorneys have nearly two decades of experience in family law and can put our extensive knowledge to work for your adoption case. One of our Dallas adoption attorneys will walk with you every step of the way, ensuring that both your needs and the needs of your adoptive child are met.
What is required for adoption in Texas?
Like any other state, there are certain requirements that must be met before you can adopt a child in Texas. There are also a wide variety of avenues that can be pursued.
Adoptions in Texas can include:
- Open or closed
- International or domestic
- Older child or special needs
After determining your desired adoption, you will then have a better idea of where to start. All adoptions require you to pass a home study, which essentially evaluates your home, background, finances, and other aspects. This ensures that you are equipped to successfully adopt and raise a child.
Along with passing the home study, you must also:
- Be at least 21 years old, financially stable, and responsible and mature
- Complete the proper application
- Provide appropriate references
- Show evidence of marriage or divorce, if applicable
- Agree to a background check
- Attend training sessions
Individuals hoping to adopt can work with either the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services or with a private adoption agency. Most step-parents pursuing adoption do so through a private agency.
Start by Working with a Dallas Adoption Attorney
We understand that adoptions require patience and care. At Mathur Law Offices, P.C., we can provide that for you. Our firm is committed to representing your family with a knowledge that only comes with extensive experience in this field.
Start pursuing your adoption goals today by contacting a Dallas adoption attorney.
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