Texas Family Code § 162.002. Prerequisites to Petition

(a) If a petitioner is married, both spouses must join in the petition for adoption.

(b) A petition in a suit for adoption or a suit for appointment of a nonparent managing conservator with authority to consent to adoption of a child must include:

(1) a verified allegation that there has been compliance with Subchapter B  1;  or

(2) if there has not been compliance with Subchapter B, a verified statement of the particular reasons for noncompliance.

1 V.T.C.A., Family Code § 162.101 et seq.

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