Although not as common as adopting a minor, it is possible to adopt an adult who is aged 18 or older through Greenlight Family Services.
There are many reasons an individual or couple might consider adopting an adult. Sometimes a stepparent who did not adopt their spouse’s child while the child was a minor may want to formalize their relationship as that child’s parent. Sometimes an individual or couple who had guardianship of an adult when the adult was a child decides to adopt in order to provide the adult with inheritance rights. Whatever the reason, Greenlight legal services can provide a free consultation and walk the family through the process of adoption.