That is good to hear.
There is no standard template for step parent adoption ( or any type of adoption); rather the step parent must draft a petition, in conjunction with their spouse, requesting adoption - it is a "petition to adopt a minor child".
Here is the relevant code:
Templates can be used from other states or one can go to the law library and access the Matthew Bender Civil Procedure, Family Law edition for a template - for example please see:
and page 1 here
If the child is over the age of 18 and graduated from high school, then the other parent need not be given notice.
If the child is still receiving child support from the other parent, the parental rights will need to be terminated, by consent or by court order
Sample petition for adult adoption here
Unfortunately TX does not have pro forma documents so they must be custom drafted.
Information on birth certificates here:
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