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Complications in adopting children internationally

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.

Mother gives child up for adoption without husband's permission

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.

Surrogate is also ruled the mother in Texas court

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.

Eliminating conflict makes for better child custody arrangements

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.

Profiles released concerning children up for adoption

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.

International child custody dispute in Texas

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.

Billions of dollars in unpaid child support owed state wide

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.

Child custody and in vitro fertilization

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.

Long adoption process in store for Texas couple

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.

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