A total of 16 "deadbeat" parents -- including 14 fathers and two mothers -- have been publicly identified by the Texas Attorney General's Office for failing to provide financially for their children. Combined, they owe an incredible $1.2 million in unpaid support for their children. Six of those parents owe more than $100,000 each.
Adopting a stepchild can be a wonderful experience -- and a move that will cement your family together forever. However, stepparent adoptions have some unique concerns that should be addressed.
The government shutdown of 2018-2019 has left approximately 800,000 federal workers without pay -- but that's just the start of the real human toll that's being exacted from the budget fight being waged. The families of all of those federal workers are also affected.