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Texas Family Code - FAM § 162.008. Filing of Health, Social, Educational, and Genetic History Report

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(a)?This section does not apply to an adoption by the child's:

(1)?grandparent;

(2)?aunt or uncle by birth, marriage, or prior adoption; ?or

(3)?stepparent.

(b)?A petition for adoption may not be granted until the following documents have been filed:

(1)?a copy of the health, social, educational, and genetic history report signed by the child's adoptive parents; ?and

(2)?if the report is required to be submitted to the Department of Family and Protective Services under Section 162.006(e), a certificate from the department acknowledging receipt of the report.

(c)?A court having jurisdiction of a suit affecting the parent-child relationship may by order waive the making and filing of a report under this section if the child's biological parents cannot be located and their absence results in insufficient information being available to compile the report.

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