Dan Bayless Attorney at Law
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Cleveland, TX 77327-4410

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Adoptions

AdoptionsThere are two basic types of adoption in Texas. The most common is the step-parent adoption, where a step-parent is being legally substituted for a biological parent. The other type of adoption involves the replacement of both parents. In either case, the parental rights and duties of the departing parent must be terminated by the court as a preliminary part of the adoption process. For the unwed mother who does not know the identity or location of the biological father, or in the case of an absentee father who has chosen to abandon the mother during the pregnancy, the law provides mechanisms for termination of his parental rights in order to facilitate adoption as a solution to problem pregnancies. Upon completion of the adoption, a new birth certificate will be issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics naming the adoptive parents as the original birth parents of the child and changing the child’s name to the new one chosen by the parents. The Internal Revenue Code provides that the entire cost of the adoption, in some cases, will be reimbursed to the client in the form of a tax credit. The preliminary steps in the process are vital to a successful adoption, and the law requires that the child reside with the adoptive parents at least six months prior to court approval to assure a good bond with the family, but the final hearing is usually brief, so bring your camera. Adoptions are the legal equivalent of the miracle of birth. A family is being expanded by the adoption, which is an act of love that is rarely seen in a courtroom, and most judges deem the ceremonies worthy of being recorded on film.

Notice: This is offered as general information only and should not be interpreted as legal advice because everyone's situation is unique to that individual. For an in-depth analysis of your personal circumstances, you should contact an experienced attorney of your choice.

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