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Bryan Adoption Lawyer

Children mean the world to their parents, and adopting a child is one of the most exciting adventures a parent can take on. But there’s also a lot of red tape that comes with adoption in Bryan, making the whole process hard to navigate sometimes, especially if you’re dealing with other legal issues at the same time.

At C. E. Borman, we love nothing more than helping families grow and parents adopt new children. And when there’s a hitch in the adoption process, we use our decades of experience to make the adoption happen no matter what. Because there’s nothing more important to our clients than their children, which means there’s nothing more important to us.

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While we tend to think of adoption as a childless couple adopting a child through an agency, in reality, there are many circumstances under which someone might consider adoption in Texas.

  • Agency Adoption: Both public and private adoption agencies are licensed by the state of Texas to facilitate adoptions. In most cases, the biological parents have already given up parental rights, making the process smoother than other cases.
  • Independent Adoption: Biological parents may find a couple interested in adoption independently of an agency, and set up the adoption directly. Of course, both sets of parents will still need an adoption attorney to help with the legal process.
  • Stepparent Adoption: It’s not uncommon for stepparents to file for adoption of their stepchild, especially in cases where the other biological parent is absent or deemed unfit to care for their child.
  • Same-Sex Adoption: Since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, LGBTQ couples have the same rights as straight couples to adopt in Texas. However, that doesn’t mean that discrimination doesn’t still happen in Texas courts. Contact an attorney with experience in LGBTQ family law for more advice on adopting a child as a same-sex couple in Texas.
  • Second-Parent Adoption: Similar to stepparent adoption, second-parent adoption occurs when a second person in an unmarried couple adopts their partner’s child. LGBTQ couples often make use of this process to ensure that both partners are legally considered parents, especially if one of them is the child’s biological parent, and the other isn’t.
  • Relative Adoption: Texas law also provides the ability for other relatives to step up for adoption, often when the parents die or are unable to care for their children. This can include grandparents, aunts, uncles, or other adult relatives.

At C.E. Borman, we’ve been helping families through the adoption process for decades, so we understand how important this step can be in people’s lives. We will stop at nothing to make sure that you and your soon-to-be-adopted child get your happily ever after.

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We’ll learn more about your situation and discuss your options for moving forward.


Together, we’ll get to work resolving your issues – representing you through mediation and, if necessary, in court.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of adoption available in Texas?

Texas offers various adoption options including agency adoption, independent adoption, stepparent adoption, same-sex adoption, second-parent adoption, and relative adoption, each with its unique legal considerations.

What is the legal process for adoption in Bryan, Texas?

The adoption process typically involves filing a petition, undergoing a home study and background check, obtaining a genetic history report on the child, attending a hearing to swear under oath, and submitting post-placement reports for five years.

What is the difference between a conservatorship and adoption?

A conservatorship, also known as custody, grants a person legal rights and responsibilities to care for a child, but does not necessarily establish a permanent parent-child legal relationship. After adoption, the adoptive parent assumes full legal rights and responsibilities for the child.

How do I adopt a child who is currently in a dangerous or neglectful situation?

If a child is in a dangerous or neglectful situation, contact Child Protective Services (CPS) immediately. A family lawyer can help you sue for custody and ultimately work toward adoption.

Can I adopt a child without a family law attorney?

While it’s technically possible to navigate the adoption process without an attorney, having a family law attorney experienced in adoption matters can greatly simplify the process, ensure legal compliance, and protect your rights and the child’s best interests.

Contact a Bryan Adoption Attorney today

If adoption is on your horizon, don’t hesitate to reach out to an experienced, local adoption attorney. Contact C.E. Borman today to schedule a free consultation.

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