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

Q: Custody/guardianship of 17 yr old in Texas

I have the 17 year old best friend of my daughter currently living with me. One of her parents is incarcerated, the other on drugs. Her grandmother has guardianship of her but can no longer care for her and is willing to relinquish those rights to me. In Texas, I’ve been told that minors in foster care are provided with a free college education. I would like to give her any extra “leg up” she can get in life, but can she go into foster care at this age and how can I insure I am granted fostering rights? She just turned 17 in June.

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Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd
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  • Licensed in Texas

A: Call CPS.

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