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and when he is old,
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from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

March 2015 Archives

Let our experience guide you through stepparent adoption

All Texas families with children want the best for them and many choose a second spouse accordingly, hoping that their new spouse will love their child the same way they do and provide them with the security and stability their child needs and craves. As discussed previously on the Dallas Family Law Blog, one of the ways stepparents can provide this security is by adopting their stepchild. Lawyers at our firm can help Dallas families through the process.

How can a stepparent adopt his or her spouse's child?

Raising a child alone is difficult and one of the reasons that Texas single parents may decide to marry, with the added benefit of providing their children with more security. One of the ways that a newly married Texas resident can give the child of a new spouse security is by adopting that child. Stepparent adoption can be a way to complete the family and share in the duties and obligations owed to the child and ensure the best in their caregiving.