Texas Adoption FAQ for the LGBTQA+ Community
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…Read More
What is the Best Age to Adopt a Child?
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…Read More
How Often Can I Change My 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…Read More
Do You Get Paid to Foster a Child in Texas?
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…Read More
What are the Laws in Texas Regarding Children and LGBT Couples?
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…Read More
If You’re an LGBT Parent Looking to Adopt in Texas, Does it Matter if You’re Married or Single?
One of the first questions a lot of LGBT people ask when it comes to adoption is – can I adopt a child if I’m single? Texas LGBT adoption lawyers are used to hearing this question. You’d be surprised at how many single people are actually interested in adopting a child. Perhaps they haven’t found…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
What Does the Ruling in the Wittmer v Phillips Case Mean for LGBT People in Texas?
Nicole Wittmer had applied for a job with a company called Phillips 66. She was offered the job but when her employer found out she was transgender, they withdrew their offer. Wittmer sued under Title VII claiming that she was discriminated against based on her being transgender. Wittmer filed suit in the Southern District of…Read More