If there is a name change of the adoptee, there will need to be a background check done and filed with the court. This is because the Judge will need assurance that an adult seeking a court-ordered name change is not doing so for fraudulent reasons.
If you are considering an adult adoption, a consult with a family law attorney can help you decide and proceed. The attorneys at Kalish Law Office have been assisting clients with adult adoptions for thirty years. It is a rewarding part of our practice.