An adult adoption is the adoption of any person who is 18 years of age or older. California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are a few of the states that allow adult adoptions. In contrast, Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio prohibit adult adoptions.
There are different reasons to adopt an adult:
There may be difficulties for some adult adoptions:
The specific rules for adoptions vary from state to state. Generally, however, the following must occur:
Petitions to adopt are complicated to prepare. A family law attorney is familiar with the adoption laws of your state and can help you properly fulfill the petition requirements.
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