The adoption blog discusses the legal process of establishing a parent-child relationship and related issues. Adoption is vital to protecting you, your child, and your family throughout your child’s life. Adoption is particularly important for the non-birth parent in same-sex relationships. While the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality goes a long way toward protecting families, it’s impact on parent-child relationships is complicated and will continue to evolve through Texas courts. This blog will update you on these developments and address issues related to second-parent adoption.