A young adult was adopted by a Texas family when he was 15-years old. He was flown from Russia as a teenager, and then was then treated at a Texas hospital for his physical disabilities. The young man is now attending the University of Texas, has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with a pair of prosthesis that enable him to walk, and has become an accomplished skier.
Sadly, spouses do not always work together when it comes to parenthood. A father from Texas was forced to leave the state for another job while his wife was pregnant. However, while the father was out-of-state, the woman then gave the child up for adoption without his permission.
A couple of months back, we wrote about the ongoing child custody dispute that was occurring in Texas. The case involved a surrogate mother whose right to child custody of a pair of twins was challenged by the sperm donor.
National Adoption Day is set for November 17th. As part of the festivities, there are plans to finalize 20 adoption procedures taking place for West Texas families.
It appears that approximately half of children will have parents that divorce before that child turns 18-years old. But though this can be particularly tough for children to deal with, studies have shown that parents putting aside their differences for the sake of the child are more satisfied with their child custody arrangements.
There are approximately 6,000 children in Texas awaiting adoption, and many of them come from the southern Texas area. The Child Protective Services for our state has been attempting to publicize profiles of many of the children awaiting adoption in hopes that interested and qualified parents will apply.
A Texas father is currently involved in an international child custody dispute. The father and the mother of the child were at one time engaged to each other, and the mother is a British native. However, when the couple took their child to the United Kingdom for a visit, the father alleges the mother remained there with the child and never returned to the United States.
It has been reported by the Houston Chronicle that unpaid child support is nearing $11 billion. Though there may be a wide variety of reasons for why this figure is so high, such a statistic does not bode well for the number of parents that are concerned about the welfare of their children.
A case is scheduled to be heard in Texas concerning mothers delivering children through the process of in vitro fertilization. It appears to be the first case of its kind in that it will involve a child custody dispute between the woman that delivered a pair of twins through this process, and the man that was the donor and thus might be considered the father of the child.
A Texas couple's journey towards adoption of a child will likely be a long and complicated process, but one that they hope will be extremely worthwhile. The decision was partially influenced by the fact that the father was also adopted as a child.