Texas Adoption FAQ for the LGBTQA+ Community

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Questions such as, do I need an attorney, why is it so hard to adopt, and can the couple change their minds, are common. These questions always make it exceptionally discouraging for LGBT couples to adopt because everything seems like a major hurdle. Take a moment to have calm down because you’re getting a flash…

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What is the Best Age to Adopt a Child?

Houston Texas Adoption Attorney

The age considerations when adopting revolve around two realms. First, your age and what you can handle and second, the child’s age and also, what you can handle. No one is expecting nearly retired couples to take on newborns, while there may be some concern with a 21-year-old adopting a teenager. Are there restrictions or…

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How Often Can I Change My Will?

Change Your Will

Everyone’s will needs the occasional update. Your financial situation, living situations, and end-of-life desires might change over just a few months or years. As you increase or decrease your assets or move locations you might consider a change to your will. But, how often can you do this and is there a limit on how…

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Do You Get Paid to Foster a Child in Texas?

Paid to Foster

As an LGBTQ adoption attorney will tell you, fostering children can be a rewarding experience. It’s the chance to make a real difference in a young person’s life while filling your home as well. The struggle is that many people feel that they can’t financially take the burden of another child or multiple children. It’s…

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What are the Laws in Texas Regarding Children and LGBT Couples?

LGBT Couples Trying to Adopt

For years, LGBT couples had to fight in order to have the right to marry in Texas. People in the LGBT community in Texas watched other LGBT couples get married in other states. Finally, in June of 2015, the courts in Texas made same-sex marriage legal. But that didn’t mean LGBT couples would share the…

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Can an LGBT Couple Foster a Child in Texas?

Can an LGBT Couple Foster a Child in Texas?

Sometimes, if you and your partner are considering adopting a child, it’s a good idea to first foster a child in Texas. Once you adopt a child, there’s no going back. You can’t go back to the judge a year or two later and say you’ve changed your mind. At least with a foster child,…

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Should You Consider a Special Needs Adoption in Texas?

Should You Consider a Special Needs Adoption in Texas?

If you’ve been considering adopting a child in Texas, you know how exciting and difficult the process can be. It’s even more of a challenge for LGBT couples. Whether they like to admit it or not, private adoption agencies are more likely to approve a straight couple for an adoption than they are an LGBT…

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How Can You Change Your Name as a Transgender Person?

How Can You Change Your Name as a Transgender Person?

Once you’ve identified as transgender, the next logical thing is to change your name. Your name is a big part of your identity. It’s important that you be able to identify the way you want. Thankfully, the process to legally change your name in Texas is not that complicated. Although the process itself isn’t all…

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