Every year, many children enter the foster care system in Texas. For a variety of reasons, including familial instability or the death of a parent, children are put into the custody of a family willing to provide care for an indefinite or temporary period. The eventual goal of state officials is to see that each kid in this situation is adopted and given a permanent home, but that is not always the case.
According to statistics from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, about 1 percent of children in foster care are adopted. Recently, one Texas teenager was adopted from the foster system, which is something that he never thought would happen. Although the legal process to adopt went smoothly for this child, adoption can create a number of issues for parents in the family law arena.