Dallas, TX asked in Adoption for Texas

Q: If paternity was never established, no signature on BC, can my soon to be husband adopt my daughter?

Daughter was born in Texas, father has never acknowledged her or provided any support. Was not there during or after pregnancy. She is 5 months now. No signature on bc. He is in the UK. My fiancé wants to adopt her. Is it possible? We are living in Louisiana. I’m asking is there anything that could hinder it in Texas since that is where she was born. Does her state of birth matter? Will it effect any laws in Louisiana?

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Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you’re living in LA you should consult an attorney there.

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