What is Adult Adoption?
Often times people don’t grow up in a ”traditional” family. Step families, grandparents, aunts or uncles raised someone else’s child. But, the relationship of parent-child exists. A strong bond between you and this other person, grew over time. Adult adoption is the formalizing of that relationship. Thus making the existing relationship legal and permanent.
The Process of Adult Adoption
The process of adult adoption with the help of an experienced attorney is fairly simple. The person to be adopted and the adoptive parent must sign a petition for adoption. Also, in step-parent adult adoption the non adopting natural parent signs the petition to give consent. In other words, in a step dad adoption the natural mom, wife of step dad, gives consent to the adoption. Of course, variations exist, so discuss this with an adoption attorney. After you and file the Petition to Adopt with the circuit or chancery court, you wait 10 days. Then, a final hearing is scheduled. At the final hearing the adoptee, adopting parent, and consenting parent, if any, testify briefly as to the desire to have the adoption approved.
Adult Adoption Attorneys
At Purple Law Firm, our legal team enjoys assisting people with adult adoption. Our Chattanaooga adult adoption attorneys and legal staff work with you and your family to make this a special moment in your lives. We have the experience, both professional and personal, to take care of your needs.