There are many couples who want to complete an adoption of an adult child. Many times a couple will get married and their children are adults, but one of the children’s natural parents are deceased, or have abandoned the children, and they desire to adopt the children who are adults. Completing an adult adoption or an adult stepparent adoption, where you are adopting a child who is 18 years of age or older, is most simple type of adoption. In an adult adoption, the parents of the person being adopted are not involved with the adoption.
We make adult adoptions simple.
We are experienced in adult adoptions and have completed adult adoptions for customers across the country. Most every state allows you to adopt an adult, except in the following States:
Each State has very specific procedures for the adoption of an adult. Some States require an agreement between the person who is adopting and the person who is being adopted, and this agreement is filed with the court along with the adoption documents. Some States require specific procedures to be completed and require very specific documents for the adoption. Reliable Adoption is experienced with the adoption procedures and the specific documents required to complete your adult adoption in every State that allows adult adoptions.
How the adult adoption will effect the adoptee
The laws for adopting an adult and for adopting a minor child are very similar in most states. The person being adopted will receive a new birth certificate showing the person who is adopting as the parent of the adoptee. The adoptee can also change their name in the adoption process if they desire. In some states, the child will retain the inheritance rights of their biological parent, as well as gaining inheritance rights of the parent adopting them.
Adult adoptions commonly occur with families where there has developed a bond between a stepparent and a child. Many times one of the child’s biological parents is deceased or has abandoned the child, and the only real parent that the child knows is the stepparent. In situations such as this, there is a strong desire to complete the family unity through adoption. Even if the adult child is married, the adoption can still be completed. In situations where the adult adoptee is married, the adoptee’s spouse will be required to sign a consent to the adult adoption.
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Reliable Adoption Adult Adoption. Get your adult adoption started today. If you have any questions about your adult adoption, give us a call at (866)928-1855. We will be happy to assist you.