Legal Question in Family Law in Texas

Custody vs. Adoption

My husband and I are planning to take custody of my step-daughter's baby from CPS. The child is currently in the care of foster parents who want to adopt him. I am just wondering if legally it would be more advantageous for us to adopt him rather than take custody of him and what exactly is the difference legally.

Asked on 9/24/07, 10:32 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

James Grissom Law Office of James P. Grissom

Re: Custody vs. Adoption

Custody is court-ordered possession of the child, and in this case, would be temporary. When the adoption is final, the adoptive parents would have all parental rights.

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Answered on 9/24/07, 12:13 pm

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