I married a foreigner who had two children in their early teens. She asked if I would adopt them to expedite the process in coming to the US. I did so, even though it did not help in the end. We later divorced in the US. It's been over 20 years and a relationship developed between her daughter and myself with no sanguinity links whatsoever. I told her that I was not sure of the legality in getting married. Please advise on the legality or not, thanks.
You cannot marry your daughter in Texas. If you adopted her, she is your daughter.
Thank you very much for allowing me to provide you with information. This information does not constitute an attorney-client relationship nor does it constitute specific legal advice, which I cannot provide in this forum.
Section 2.004 of the Texas Family Code requires that each applicant SWEAR that they are not related to the other applicant AS AN ANCESTOR OR DESCENDANT, BY BLOOD OR ADOPTION.
So, no valid marriage is permissible.
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