My Wife and I Want to Adopt but I’m a Convicted Felon. What Can We Do?

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‘I was convicted of a class 3 felony in 1993. I’m currently not under any kind of supervision. I have been married for 6 years to my wife. My question is, is there a way we can adopt? We live in Texas, we own our own home, and we have gotten pregnant twice but unfortunately have miscarried. We would like to adopt. By the way, I am an adopted child as well. I was adopted when I was 14 years old. Thank you for your time.’

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This will depend almost entirely on the adoption agencies with which you work, whether you are seeking a private, agency, or international adoption, and, probably, on what was the crime for which you were convicted. Your best bet would be to contact a few adoption agencies, and ask them what you may be able to do in order to be able to adopt.

You may want to start with Googling “adoption after felony”.

Good luck!

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