Thanks for the info. The mother doesn't want custody, just visitation, and is fully willing for me to adopt but I do understand how the divorce messes that up. If the mother agrees to the adoption and the 15 year old child wants to live with me, would a court still ignore all of that because of the divorce?
Hi, I just wanted to double check. From a previous answer I was given the TX Code about adoption and in one part it says:
A child can be adopted if: the child is at least two years old, the parent-child relationship has been terminated with respect to one parent, the person seeking the adoption 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 or is the child's former stepparent, and the nonterminated parent consents to the adoption;
but then later on it says: If the joint petitioners divorce, the court shall abate the suit for adoption. The court shall dismiss the petition unless the petition is amended to request adoption by one of the original petitioners.
I'm confused about that. Adoption is very expensive so I want to be sure I understand before going forward. Thanks.
Great, thank you!
Also, I was told that during the adoption process we would have to pay for an ad litem for our daughter as well as social services doing some checking on us. Does this still apply is one of the parents is biological?
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