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Yes I know it says this, I found this out before I ever talked to you. however, I always thought the intent of the incest law was to prevent genetic abnormalities in children born of these unions and in the case of non blood adoptions, this does not apply. so what is the REAL reason for this law about adopted non blood relatives can't marry and it isn't the case in every state for example in west virginia it isn't the case. Texas apparently has one of the strictest laws in the country in this regard. In our case we did the marriage first and the adoption later would this make any difference? If we got married in a state that allowed this sort of thing like west virginia would this protect my right to stay on his medical insurance policy? I was told that if we did this I might not be able to stay on my husband's medical insurance and we might not be able to file a joint federal tax return.
Here is another wrinkle. My mother in law lives in Florida while we are in Texas. I realize that Texas would not allow this to happen. However I spoke to an attorney in Florida where the laws are not as strict and she seemed to think it was possible there. Is there any way that we could do the adoption there and keep texas from finding out? Why does it matter where we reside if we did the adoption in florida and were married again in florida where we were legal. In an adult adoption do they reissue my birth certificate like they do in a child adoption ? So would they notify TX vital records where I was born and reissue a certificate saying I was born to my husband's mom in Florida where the adoption was done or just issue me a florida birth certificate? How does that work? Who would be listed as my father since her husband is deceased?
hmm that's interesting the board certified adoption attorney in florida I spoke to seemed to think we could file it in Florida since my mother in law the petitioner resides there. Obviously if we had to file it in texas it probably would not be allowed, but if it was by some miracle allowed, it would definitely be discovered because wouldn't texas be the state that reissued the certificate? But if it was filed in Florida wouldn't Florida be the state that reissued the certificate? Do they talk to each other about this? I mean do they ask for my old information before they reissue the new certificate? I suppose if they issue a marginal certificate they must. Or maybe TX issues the marginal certificate. Do you know how this works? If Texas issues it then is it cross referenced with my marriage license and the authorities notified that my marriage is now illegal?
ok so there is obviously no way to keep this information from the state of texas. so if they do any cross referencing of their records in that department they could discover that I am now married to my brother...although he was born in Ohio and they don't have a copy of his birth certificate to see that we have the same mother. so it doesn't seem likely that they would discover this unless a national database of birth, death and marriage records comes into being in the near future. Although they might be suspicious that she has the same last name as my married name.
So I have an adopted son and his birth certificate doesn't have a marginal notation...it shows me and my husband as his parents as though he were born to us. Does this kind of marginal notation only occur with adult adoptions? Because this might be an issue with Lithuanian immigration if they think that this adoption was done only to skirt their laws. Also , do you know if the date of the adoption will show in this marginal notation as well?
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