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If You’re an LGBT Couple Looking to Adopt in Austin, You Need to Know the Challenges You May Face

September 7, 2019

There are so many children out there deserving of a loving home. If we had enough people willing to adopt them, they would all be in safe and secure homes. But that isn’t the case. There aren’t enough people willing to adopt these children. So, it’s more than frustrating to know that the system makes…

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Issues LGBT Couples in Texas Face in an Adoption

August 22, 2019

When you consider how many children need a loving home, it’s amazing that there are agencies who still don’t support LGBT adoptions. There are same-sex couples who desperately want a baby. Since they can’t have one on their own, their options are limited. Adoption is a great solution for LGBT families. Even in this day…

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Does Texas Have Grandparents Rights?

August 15, 2019

You’ve probably read articles online about something called grandparents’ rights. Usually, we see these types of issues when a couple divorces or children are adopted. The biological grandparents want to be able to visit with their grandkids. They figure, they weren’t the ones who decided to give the children up for adoption – why should…

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When is it Time to Consider a Step-Parent Adoption in Texas?

August 8, 2019

For years, people have been saying that there’s no point in getting married since more than half of all marriages end in divorce. And, while you can spin the statistics in a way that makes it seem like this is true, don’t believe everything you hear. More people who get married stay together than get…

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Do You Need Help with Your LGBT International Adoption?

August 1, 2019

It hasn’t been that long that LGBT couples could freely adopt in Texas. Of course, it wasn’t that agencies would openly challenge adoptions based on someone’s sexual orientation. They used marital status as the reason why they wouldn’t work with a couple to adopt a baby. Thankfully, the law in Texas now recognizes same-sex marriages.…

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What is a Second-Parent Adoption in Texas?

July 30, 2019

When it comes to marriage and adoption for LGBTQ+ couples in Texas, things can become very complicated. It wasn’t until almost two (2) years ago that Texas finally legalized same-sex marriage. So, once a couple is married, how do they go about starting a family? Obviously, an LGBTQ+ couple can’t have their own biological children.…

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