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

Q: I'm getting married soon and my wife wants to adopt my kids but how would we go about it

There dad is on child support but never pays nor has he ever seen them a day in there life. He's willing to sign up his rights but how do we go about it or how does it work?

1 Lawyer Answer

Robert W. Leonard Jr.

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Contact a local family law attorney to work with you on the adoption. The attorney will prepare the appropriate documents for the biological father to sign, and prepare the documents needed for the court.

Your spouse will have to submit to a criminal background check and the court will assign a social worker to conduct a study of your living environment.

The process is pretty simple if the father agrees. If he does not agree or changes his mind, it becomes a lawsuit and you have to prove that his rights should be terminated.

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