Step-Parent Adoption Steps in Texas Tag

A step-parent adoption is a means in which a step-parent can adopt a step-child.  In order to accomplish a step-parent adoption, you must first terminate the parental rights of the biological parent whose roll you are attempting to assume.  In some instances the biological parent will be deceased.  In other's you may need a court to terminate the biological parent's...

The first step in a stepparent or grandparent adoption is terminating the parental rights of the biological father or mother, or both. A stepparent adoption requires one termination, that of the biological parent that the stepparent will be assuming their role. A grandparent adoption, however, requires termination of both biological parents.  In Texas, a child can only have two parents....