Boca Adult Adoption Attorneys
Florida law allows adults to legally adopt other adults. There are many reasons why this might occur, and at the law office of Juliana Gaita, PA, we help clients with this process.
How Adult Adoption Works
Generally speaking, adopting an adult is more straightforward than adopting a child. First, the adult’s parents do not have to consent to the adoption – they only must receive notice that it is happening. Only the adoptee must consent, along with their spouse if applicable.
While you do not need to undergo a home study to adopt an adult, you might be subject to a court-ordered investigation. Sometimes, the court wants to make sure that the adoption is in the adoptee’s best interests. We can assist throughout such investigations and help demonstrate that the adoption should move forward.
Once an adoption is complete, the adopted adult will receive a new birth certificate, and they may or may not change their name.
Why Adopt an Adult?
We know that each person has their own important reasons for pursuing adult adoption, including:
- Wanting to adopt your stepchild
- Adopting a foster child who aged out of the foster care system but you want to maintain a strong connection with them
- Adopting someone to ensure they receive an inheritance from you
- Adopting an adult with special needs to provide care
Many young adults age out of the system without finding their forever families – until they are no longer minors. In Florida, it is not too late for that adult to be adopted and have legal parents for their lives.
Speak with a Boca Raton Adult Adoption Lawyer
If you are interested in adult adoption, contact the law firm of Juliana Gaita, PA., for more information. Contact us online or call 561.944.7245 to set up a consultation and discuss our adult adoption services.