Texas Adoption Laws
Like every other state, Texas has its own set of adoption laws that will be helpful for prospective adoptive families to review. You may contact Brown Pruitt any time to learn more about the adoption laws and requirements in Texas, but here is a brief breakdown of the laws:
WHO CAN ADOPT IN TEXAS
Texas law states that nearly anyone 18 or older can adopt, pending a completed adoption home study, which will ask you, among other things, to:
• pass criminal and child abuse background checks
• prove financial stability
• pass physical and psychological health assessments to assure you can meet the child’s needs
• provide family and friend references
• complete an interview with a home study social worker
• pass an in-home inspection to ensure the home is safe for a child
The State of Texas requires post-placement visits for adoptions, usually conducted by the home study social worker.
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
In Texas, a woman who intends to place her baby for adoption may only legally consent and sign the paperwork more than 48 hours after the birth of the baby.
Contact Brown Pruitt today to learn more about the adoption laws in Texas.