I am 23 years old, I live in Texas, and I have a friend that is pregnant - due Sept 2008. She has one child already, but wants to sign over full parental rights to me for the one she is currently carrying. I have talked to a lawyer about adoption but he says he doubts I would qualify because I am "single" and I live in an apartment(? What this has to do with it I have no idea). Anyway, I have been looking at other options such as becoming the legal guardian or permanent managing conservator over the child and I am having a hard time finding out HOW we can make this legal without going through the adoption process. I know there is a way but I cannot find out what we need to sign and present to the court...
Can anyone help me?