What Is the Process to Adopt in Texas?

Adopting a child is one of the most important things you will do during your lifetime. After all, adoption creates or enlarges a family. If you have never been through the adoption process before it can certainly seem intimidating. The old adage “knowledge is power” applies here. Once you know the overall process to adopt in Texas you may find that the prospect of going through the process doesn’t seem quite as intimidating. There are several different types of adoption that you may wish to pursue, including: · Agency adoption – involves using a licensed adoption agency to help find a child. · Private adoption – usually uses an attorney or physician to bring a birthmother and adoptive parent together. · Child protective agency adoption – adopting a child who is in foster care or whose parents have already had their parental rights terminated by the State of Texas. · Family adoption – this includes step-parent adoption, a grandparent adopting a child, or any other ado