Quinlan, TX asked in Adoption, Family Law and Child Custody for Texas

Q: Can my current husband adopt his step daughters if her biological father has nothing to do with her?

Even if her biological father still has his rights? Or can the state sever his rights?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joy N Obiselu
Joy N Obiselu
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Licensed in Texas

A: A step parent cannot do a step-parent adoption without termination of one parent's rights. In this case- you will need to bring a combined suit to terminate dad's rights and a suit for step parent adoption.

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