By: Carlfred Giles
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What about adopted or illegitimate children? Adult children?
Any biological children of a deceased parent can bring a claim under the Texas Wrongful Death Act. An adopted child, who has been formally and legally adopted, can bring a wrongful death claim for the death of his or her adoptive parent, but not for his or her biological parent.
Adult children may sue for the wrongful death of a parent.