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Types of adoption available to Texas residents

If you are considering adopting in the state of Texas, you might want to start your research by understanding the types of adoption that are possible. The process of adopting a newborn baby from American or international parents can be a very different process than adopting your grandchild, or niece or nephew, for example.

By getting the full picture of the types of adoption available, you will be able to have a better idea of what the adoptive process is likely to work best for you and your family.

Infant adoption

The reality is that most people wanting to adopt are looking to adopt newborn babies or infants. Therefore, the demand for this type of adoption is very high, and it often takes a great deal of time. The process of infant adoption can take place through a licensed adoption agency; however, many decide to embark in an independent adoption with the help of a lawyer.

Adoption of children living in foster care

There are many children growing up in foster care because their birth parents were unable to adequately care for them. Many people to decide to adopt these children with the help of public agencies that facilitate this process.


Many children are not yet eligible to be adopted, but they can be fostered. Therefore, a process might occur whereby a child is fostered with the expectation that the foster parents will later be able to adopt them.

There are so many routes to a successful adoption. If you are interested in learning more, an attorney experienced in adoption can help.

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