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Adoption is a legal process in which an adult person assumes responsibility for the care and support of another person (usually a child) who is not the adoptive parent's biological child.

In Texas, adoption is a legal process governed by the Texas Family Code. The process allows an adult, who is not the biological parent of a child, to become the legal parent with all the rights and responsibilities that come with parenthood. To adopt a child in Texas, prospective adoptive parents must typically go through a home study, obtain consent from the child's existing legal parents or have their rights terminated, and receive approval from a court. The court will consider the best interests of the child in making an adoption decision. There are different types of adoptions in Texas, including private adoptions, agency adoptions, international adoptions, and foster care adoptions. Each type has specific requirements and procedures. After the adoption is finalized, the adoptive parents have the same legal status as if they were the child's biological parents, and the child has the right to inherit from the adoptive parents.

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