My ex-husband is not the biological father but he is the only father my child knows. There is no father listed on the birth certificate.
Is my ex-husband allowed to adopt my son?
I do not practice in the State of Texas. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of Texas. Cordell & Cordell has attorneys who are licensed in Texas who would be willing to discuss the specific facts of your case with you.
Certainly you as the birth mother would have to consent to the adoption. It is possible that the court would not approve the adoption without consent from the biological father.
You should consult with an attorney who is licensed to practice in Texas and discuss the facts of your situation in much greater detail.
William F. Backer is an Associate Attorney in the Arnold, Missouri office of Cordell & Cordell where he practices domestic relations exclusively. Mr. Backer is licensed in the State of Missouri. Mr. Backer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with emphasis in Accounting, from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1999.