How do you legally adopt a spouse's child?

Answer You file a petition in the court with jurisdiction (usually a family/civil court) in the county and state where the child is a resident.Please be advised, when a person wishes to legally adopt thei... Read More »

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How do you legally adopt your wife's child in Texas?

This would be a step-parent adoption, a fairly routine process, listed in the Texas civil code as: "§ 162.001. WHO MAY ADOPT AND BE ADOPTED. (a) Subject to the requirements for standing to sue i... Read More »

Can a married convicted sex offender ever legally adopt a child in the US?

Answer In most US states there are not laws that would directly disallow such an adoption.However, adoptions are granted by the court and the presiding judge has the power to grant approval of or d... Read More »

If you divorce the spouse is his child still legally YOUR step child although YOU never legally adopted the child?

No, if the spuse you divorced adopted the children or they are his/her own, he/she gets possession of them by law, unless he/she is unable to care for them.

Can two non-US citizens adopt a child from the US if they are in the country legally on a work Visa?