Adult Adoption


The most common reason for adult adoption is when a stepparent wants to legally adopt a stepchild who is is at least 18. With stepparent adoptions of a minor child adoptions, a stepparent sometimes has to get permission from the child’s biological parent.  That is not necessary with an adult adoption.

The adult adoption process is usually simpler and faster than the process for child adoptions. There’s no need for home inspections or interviews by state child welfare agencies, because the adoptee is an adult responsible for themselves.  In most states, all that is required is a petition for adoption signed by both parties along with a stated reason for the adoption.

Although adult adoptions are not a common as adoptions for children, they do happen more than is common knowledge. Adults adopt other adults (and it does not have to a step child.  Any adult can adopt any other adult) for a variety of reasons.  After adult-stepparent adoptions the next most common reason is a situation where an adoptee has no real relationship to their biological parents  and forms a bond with an individual or couple that is a parent-child relationship.

The motivation to perform an adult adoption is primarily an emotional one. These are people who want to make official what that they already knew was true in reality. There are also legal and financial benefits to adopting; the adopted children automatically inherit a deceased parent’s estate with or without a will.  When you’re adopted, it becomes as though you were born to that person.

In most cases, the only people who need to consent to the adoption are spouses of either the adoptive parent or the adoptee. Once completed, an adult adoption provides a state-issued decree of adoption and a new birth certificate for the adoptee, including a free name change if desired. The old birth certificate is then sealed with the adoption records.

When looking for a professional, affordable adult adoption is a great place to start.  Our services are completely guaranteed and user-friendly.  We are also here to help with any questions or obstacles you may encounter.


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