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Important information about filing an adoption in Texas.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN TEXAS: We are committed to helping unite families through stepparent adoption. We understand that some relationships leave a child with an absent parent. Our program allows families to complete their Texas step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.

Completing a stepparent adoption in Texas doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Our goal is to empower families with an affordable means to adopt their stepson or stepdaughter. We back our service with a 100% court acceptance guarantee.

Texas step parent adoption

Helping the entire State of Texas in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in Texas and recommended by court clerks.

We help families in every city of Texas, including: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Lubbock, Garland, Irving, Amarillo, Grand Prairie, Brownsville, Pasadena, McKinney, Mesquite, McAllen, Frisco, Waco, Carrollton, Denton, Midland, Abilene, Beaumont, Round Rock, Odessa, Wichita Falls, Tyler, Richardson, Lewisville, Pearland, San Angelo, Allen, League City, Sugar Land, Longview, and every other city in Texas.

Important information about filing an adoption in Texas.

A stepparent adoption in Texas can be a fairly simple process, and it can be a wonderful step to take to unit the family unit. When the adoption is completed, the child will have the following benefits:

  • > New name is established (if desired)
  • > New birth certificate
  • > Two legal parents active in the child's life
  • > Ability to inherit from adoptive parent

The child will have a relationship with the adoptive parent that is the same as if the child were born to the stepparent. The child's new birth certificate will show the child's new name and will have the adoptive parent and the natural parent listed as the child's mother and father.

If your matter is complex, a local adoption attorney can answer any legal questions you may have. Review the following fact check which provides a general guideline as to whether you can do your own adoption:

Who can adopt.

  • > Stepmother, or
  • > Stepfather

A stepparent in Texas can file to adopt his or her step child. The stepparent must be legally married to the child's parent.

In some states, a domestic partnership and same-sex marriages may also adopt under the step parent adoption laws.

Parental Rights

Both the biological father and the biological mother have parental rights to the child. In every adoption, the absent or consenting parents parental rights will have to be terminated.

Some of the common grounds for termination of parental rights are:

  • > Abandonment of the child
  • > Lack of financial support
  • > Sustained lack of contact
  • > Abuse or neglect of minor children
  • > Putative or presumptive father is not the bio-father

Child's consent

In Texas, if the child is over 12 years of age, the child will be required to sign a consent to the adoption.

Where to file

You will file your step parent adoption documents in the court located in the county where you reside. If you are in the military, you have the option to file in your home-state of record.

We have listed the address for some of the Texas Courts below.

Texas Adoption

After you have determined that you want to complete a stepparent adoption, and have familiarized yourself with the adoption process, we can help you make the adoption a reality.

The adoption is fairly simple:

  • > Complete our online questionnaire
  • > Review and sign the adoption forms
  • > Notice the absent parent
  • > Sign all consents
  • > Complete background check (if required)
  • > Complete home-study (if required)
  • > Attend final adoption hearing

We will let you know if a background check or home study is required. We will also let you know if your specific situation can eliminate any steps or whether a step or two will need to be added.

Do it yourself step parent adoption in Texas

TEXAS COURT LOCATIONS:

Here is the information for all of the courts in Texas that handle adoptions. If your region is not listed, we will include the nearest court information with your documents.

Dallas County 101st District Court: 600 Commerce, Room 480, Dallas, 75202-4606 Phone: (214)653-7256

Tarrant County 141st District Court:401 W Belknap, Fort Worth, 76196-0224 Phone: (817) 884-1997

Collin County 199th District Court: 2210 S McDonald, Ste 534, McKinney, 75069-7602 Phone: (972) 424-1460

Travis County 126th District Court:1000 Guadalupe, Ste 436, Austin, 78701 Phone: (512) 854-9313

McLennan County 170th District Court: 501 Washington Ave, Ste 303, Waco, 76701-1380 Phone: (254) 757-5045

Houston County 349th District Court500 N Church St, Palestine, 75801 Phone: (903) 723-7415

Jefferson County 136th District Court: 1001 Pearl St, Beaumont, 77701-3707 Phone: (409) 835-8481

Bexar County 131st District Court: 100 Dolorosa St, #202, San Antonio, 78205-3028 Phone: (210) 335-2521

Nueces County 105th District Court:901 Leopard, Ste 802, Corpus Christi, 78401 Phone: (361) 888-0510

Cameron County 103rd District Court:974 E Harrison, Brownsville, 78520-7123 Phone: (956) 544-0844

Webb County 111th District Court:1110 Victoria, Ste 301, Laredo, 78042-1598 Phone: (956) 523-4223

El Paso 120th District Court:500 E San Antonio, #605, El Paso, 79901-2457 Phone: (915) 546-2103

Lubbock County 137th District Court:904 Broadway, 3rd Fl, Lubbock, 79408 Phone: (806) 775-1019

Taylor County 104th District Court:300 Oak St, Abilene, 79602-1521 Phone: (325) 674-1313

Potter County 108th District Court:501 S Fillmore St, Ste 4-A, Amarillo, 79101-2449 Phone: (806) 379-2355

Wichita County 30th District Court:900 7th St, Rm 360, Wichita Falls, 76301 Phone: (940) 766-8180

Galveston County 10th District Court:600 59th St, Rm 3204, Galveston, 77551 Phone: (409) 766-2230

Midland County 142nd District Court:200 W Wall, Ste 300, Midland, 79701-4557 Phone: (432) 688-4375

Court filing fees.

The court filing fees for an adoption in Texas are approximately $200.

Step Parent Adoption in Texas We help families throughout Texas complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Lubbock, Garland, Irving, Amarillo, Grand Prairie, Brownsville, Pasadena, McKinney, Mesquite, McAllen, Frisco, Waco, Carrollton, Denton, Midland, Abilene, Beaumont, Round Rock, Odessa, Wichita Falls, Tyler, Richardson, Lewisville, Pearland, San Angelo, Allen, League City, Sugar Land, Longview, and all the other cities in Texas.

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