Yes, adult adoptions really are a thing! Let's talk about the reasons why someone would want to adopt an adult. In addition, there are a few situations when an adult adoption is not appropriate. Most Common Reasons to Adopt an Adult It is a step parent adoption. Commonly, a step parent adopts their adult stepchild. This is usually something that has been desired for a long time, … [Read more...] about Why Adopt an Adult?
November is adoption month. All month long, national awareness is turned towards adoption and adoptive families everywhere are remembering the events that shaped their families and made their lives complete. November 18th is National Adoption Day, a day which is "a collective, national effort to raise awareness of more than 110,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving … [Read more...] about November is Adoption Month!
An adult who wants to legally change his or her name in Texas will find that a background check is necessary. Fingerprints must be provided and they will be run through state and federal databases in order to receive a criminal background check. The petition for name change will be filed in a Texas court. Once the case number is assigned, the fingerprints can be submitted. The results of the … [Read more...] about A Background Check is Required for an Adult Name Change
There are many reasons why an adoption may be commenced after the potential adoptee turns 18. In an adult adoption the biological parent or parents do not have to be contacted or give their consent as they would if the adoption were for a minor child. Therefore a stepparent who had wanted to adopt their stepchild for years but knew that it was impossible to get a biological parent’s consent … [Read more...] about Adult Adoption in Texas- Why, When and How Does it Affect Inheritance?
Adult adoption in Texas is a simpler process than adoption of a child. A person who has reached adulthood and is legally competent to speak for his/herself can make the decision to be legally adopted by another adult. In an adult adoption, there is no home study required. A biological parent does not need to be notified, and does not need to consent to the adoption of his/her child by … [Read more...] about Adult Adoption in Texas
An adult person who wishes to be adopted may do so, and an adult adoption is generally simpler and quicker than the adoption of a minor child. This is because an adult can consent to his/her own adoption, and does not have to get the biological parent’s permission. An adult adoption may include a name change for the adoptee, but it doesn’t have to. The final and legal effect of an adult … [Read more...] about Adult Adoption or Simple Name Change?
Adoption of an adult can be a fairly straightforward process. The adoptee’s biological parents do not need to be notified of the adoption and are not entitled to have a voice in the proceedings. There are many reasons to proceed with a formal adoption, even after the “child” reaches adulthood. The most common situation is one in which a step-parent has wanted to adopt the … [Read more...] about Basic Facts About Adult Adoption in Texas