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February 2015 Archives

Consent in adoption proceedings

Some parents may not be able to provide for their children the way they would have dreamed of, and, in order to ensure their children get the very best they possibly can, they make the difficult decision to put their children up for adoption. Last time on the Dallas Family Law Blog, readers were given a brief overview of who can adopt a child. But it is equally important to know who can put a child up for adoption; i.e. relinquish their rights and duties with respect to the child in question, and allow someone else to legally assume that responsibility.

Who can adopt?

One way in which Texas couples can complete their families is to adopt a child. Adopting a child means becoming the formal guardian of another person and taking over the rights and responsibilities that come along with it. In addition to the legal relationship that this process creates, it provides parents an amazing opportunity to care for and nurture a child and give the child all the support that they need as they grow up.