How do you get to know a child before you adopt them?

Answer In general, parental rights are terminated either preparatory to an adoption, or after a trial in which it is determined that the parent is unfit. In any case, termination of parental rights does ... Read More »

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My step-daughters' biological mother has nothing to do with them and has never paid child support but refuses to relinquish her parental rights so I can adopt them Can I adopt them when they turn 18?

Answer As long as the state you live in allows gay adoptions, yes. Some states do not allow gay people to adopt children. Some states allow you to adopt, as long as you are not in a relationship at... Read More »

My 8 yr old is asking my spouse to adopt him.We don't know where the biological father is nor has he paid child support. Can my spouse still adopt him?

im 13 and i think that's gross. but anyways, just simply give em a talk sayin don't do that. make sure u say u love them at the end. its optional about grounding them though. I would if i was in ur... Read More »

If CPS places a child in your custody in Texas how long do you have to wait before trying to adopt the child and how much does an adoption like this cost?

It depends if it is a kinship placement or not.  If the child is related to you, you can file for adoption as part of the termination of parental rights or anytime thereafter.  If it is a kinship... Read More »

If you voluntarily give up your rights to your child and allow a relative to adopt that child can you adopt their children?