What makes a child eligible for adoption in Texas?

Any child residing in Texas may be adopted if-

1. the parent-child relationship between the child and each living parent has been or is terminated; or

2. the parent whose rights have not been terminated is the spouse of the petitioner in a stepparent adoption; or

3. the child is at least two years old, one parent’s parental rights have been terminated, the person seeking adoption is the child’s former stepparent and has been a managing conservator or has had actual care, possession, and control of the child for a period of six months preceding the adoption, and the nonterminated parent consents to the adoption; or

4. the child is at least two years old, one parent’s parental rights have been terminated, and the person seeking the adoption is the child’s former stepparent and has been a managing conservator or has had actual care, possession, and control of the child for a period of one year preceding the adoption.

Do you need to meet with a Bryan-College Station Texas Adoption lawyer?  Then, call 979-703-7014 to schedule a meeting with one of the experienced family law attorneys of Peterson Law Group.

About Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson is an attorney and the owner and founder of Peterson Law Group, a Texas law firm with offices in Bryan/College Station and Kingwood. He mainly practices in the areas of Estate Planning and Business Planning. Chris is also a Certified Estate Planner. Besides his law practice, Chris is a serial entrepreneur and community volunteer. He is known for his cutting edge law practice that utilizes technology to deliver efficient, excellent work.