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    Is anybody here knowledgeable on adult adoption?

    If you Google if adult adoption is possible it seems the answer is both yes and no. If it is possible in another Commonwealth country would that be recognised here?

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    Can I adopt an adult?

    No one over the age of 18 can be adopted. They could change their name by deed poll if the wished, but no parent-child relationship would be recognizable in law.

    adoptionuk.org/inf…qs/

    Original Poster

    I did say the answer was both yes and no. If you had read my question, I asked if it was recognised elsewhere if that would be recognised here.
    Adoption
    Can you legally adopt an adult?

    Maybe you finally found that son you've always wanted, but he just so happens to be 35. Or maybe you were reunited with your birth mother and want to make her your official, legal mom. But adoption is just for babies and little kids, right? Who has a brand new daughter that's over 21? Regardless of what you think, it is both legal and possible to adopt yourself a healthy, bouncing grownup.

    I guess it depends on the purpose of the adoption and who you want recognition from.
    If it is simply that you want the relationship recognised I imagine it would be accepted socially but could be challenged legally (e.g. in filling out a form putting your adopted parents as your parents could be considered a false representation).
    For immigration purposes you would have to be adopting from a recognised country and even if one of the countries on that list did allow adult adoption you would have to make a case that the adopted person was a dependent.
    http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/families/adoption/intercountryadoption/intercountry%20adoption%20faqs/b0054703/intercountry-adoption-faqs/intercountry-adoption-faq-designated-list-countries
    In children one of the things it stipulates: we are satisfied that the adoption was not arranged simply to allow the child's entry into the United Kingdom.
    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/eligibility/children/britishcitizen/adoptedabroad/
    I imagine they would scrutinise an adopted adult more than a child.
    For inheritance purposes I guess it would depend if any one challenged the will etc and what ruling was made.
    There are so many scenarios it is difficult to cover every eventuality but I reckon if someone came here from a country where it was legal we would accept it but if a UK citizen went to a commonwealth country adopted and tried to claim rights for an adult based on that it would be tested in court.

    i doubt if you could if the person is legally considered grown up enough to be independent.

    interesting question though. in what context are you asking OP?

    If you are seriously interested in Adopting an adult, I could meet you in Iceland car park and hand over my mother in law. Don't feed her after midnight, use long life milk or tell her she looks like Ethel Merman and she'll be fine.

    Returns not accepted.
    Edited by: "Mark2111" 3rd Aug 2013

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    "Get in the van!" usually works.

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    adopting an adult ? last time I checked slavery was abolished !

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    ewwaxo

    adopting an adult ? last time I checked slavery was abolished !




    Ssshhhh don't tell the wife!

    im trying to work out in what possible situation something like this would be required.

    odd request.

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    pinkleponkle

    im trying to work out in what possible situation something like this … im trying to work out in what possible situation something like this would be required.odd request.



    Maybe it's part of some sort of experiment

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    Original Poster

    With the agreement of all parties, the person wants to have the birth father entered onto the birth certificate, however all parties are now adult. In the country where this person lives this is done when a person is adopted and it is possible to adopt an adult there. As it appears that adopting an adult is not possible here, my question was if the adoption from another country would be recognised here. One scenario where this is relevant regards disputes over inheritance.

    kingy58

    With the agreement of all parties, the person wants to have the birth … With the agreement of all parties, the person wants to have the birth father entered onto the birth certificate, however all parties are now adult. In the country where this person lives this is done when a person is adopted and it is possible to adopt an adult there. As it appears that adopting an adult is not possible here, my question was if the adoption from another country would be recognised here. One scenario where this is relevant regards disputes over inheritance.



    i don't think this adoption would be recognised here but if the person can prove that the father is their biological father, (via a DNA test for example), you wouldn't need to go down the adoption route as under UK law, i would guess the blood bond would be recognised anyway and you can then establish kinship.

    ewwaxo

    adopting an adult ? last time I checked slavery was abolished !



    No it's not. See here:
    indeed.co.uk/vie…cb6

    For example - my stepdaughter has spent 10 years of her life living with me, only 2 years with her biological father - she is now 18, and I would like to offer her the choice of becoming my daughter - is that possible?

    Serious question, and one I am struggling with at the moment.
    Our situation is this:
    We have just bought a small holiday home in France. I can leave my half of the house to my stepson but he will have to pay 30% inheritance tax because he is not my biological son. If I adopted him, tax free! (Well he gets a much bigger allowance anyway). Problem, he's 21. I've brought him up since he was 2, he is changing his surname to the same as mine so that our grandson, due in July, will have my name. Can I adopt him? Seems not????

    Leezy2

    Serious question, and one I am struggling with at the moment. Our … Serious question, and one I am struggling with at the moment. Our situation is this:We have just bought a small holiday home in France. I can leave my half of the house to my stepson but he will have to pay 30% inheritance tax because he is not my biological son. If I adopted him, tax free! (Well he gets a much bigger allowance anyway). Problem, he's 21. I've brought him up since he was 2, he is changing his surname to the same as mine so that our grandson, due in July, will have my name. Can I adopt him? Seems not????




    linky about this and the answer is no as said previously in the thread.

    connexionfrance.com/uk-…tml

    Hello internetshoppa,
    Thanks for the comment but how do you know that 'if someone came from a country where it was legal we would accept it'...Can you please clarify it?

    Hi I'm 26 and grew up in foster care , my self and step mother have became very close , she called me tonight and asked if she could adopt me , I'm soo over the moon that she asked and would be honored but is this even possible?

    My Mother has 3 daughters, I am the youngest but I'm now 32. My Mum and I have a very hard relationship and my two older sisters haven't been in contact with her for 17 years due to her treatment of them while they were younger. I am the youngest of the 3 but I want to know if my eldest sister can legally adopt me x

    Hi I'm in the **** massive , my dad who was in life 13 years adopted me in 2007 as I was 26 by a solicitor using a form called adult adoption type 2 deed. I'm
    Now on a perjury charge and fraud charge coz of a dirty solicitor who charged my dad a fee to do this and is now denying it. So gutted but no bit of paper will change the fact that he is my dad but CPS think I'm at it and I'm mortified , me and my dad was so close and on hospital records it says next of kin son and my details so his intentions was clear. After he died a daughter appeared and went to police and after 7 voluntary interviews the CPS come up with this **** when it's been done by solicitor who clearly knew it was against the law. Don't fall for anything u here no adults as I have learnt can be adopted no matter how close u are. Any fool can make a son / daughter but it's about who holds your hand through storm I think

    kingy58

    If you Google if adult adoption is possible it seems the answer is … If you Google if adult adoption is possible it seems the answer is both yes and no. If it is possible in another Commonwealth country would that be recognised here?


    Edited by: "Peteking6" 20th Oct 2016

    Hi I'm in the **** massive , my dad who was in life 13 years adopted me in 2007 as I was 26 by a solicitor using a form called adult adoption type 2 deed. I'm
    Now on a perjury charge and fraud charge coz of a dirty solicitor who charged my dad a fee to do this and is now denying it. So gutted as no but of paper will change the fact that he is my dad but CPS think I'm at it and I'm mortified , me and my dad was so close and on hospital records it says next of kin son and my details so his intentions was clear. After he died a daughter appeared and went to police and after 7 voluntary interviews the CPS come up with this **** when it's been done by solicitor who clearly knew it was against the law. Don't fall for anything u here no adults as I have learnt can be adopted no matter how close u are. Any fool can make a son / daughter but it's about who holds your hand through storm I think

    kingy58

    If you Google if adult adoption is possible it seems the answer is … If you Google if adult adoption is possible it seems the answer is both yes and no. If it is possible in another Commonwealth country would that be recognised here?

    Kingy58 Iv searched google so many times endless hours and came up with nothing !!! I'm aware adult adoption type 2 is used in Asian communities for inheritence purpose but that's as far as Iv got and my trial starts in 3 days

    Hi I'm in the **** massive , my dad who was in life 13 years adopted me in 2007 as I was 26 by a solicitor using a form called adult adoption type 2 deed. I'm
    Now on a perjury charge and fraud charge coz of a dirty solicitor who charged my dad a fee to do this and is now denying it. So gutted as no but of paper will change the fact that he is my dad but CPS think I'm at it and I'm mortified , me and my dad was so close and on hospital records it says next of kin son and my details so his intentions was clear. After he died a daughter appeared and went to police and after 7 voluntary interviews the CPS come up with this **** when it's been done by solicitor who clearly knew it was against the law. Don't fall for anything u here no adults as I have learnt can be adopted no matter how close u are. Any fool can make a son / daughter but it's about who holds your hand through storm I think

    kingy58

    If you Google if adult adoption is possible it seems the answer is … If you Google if adult adoption is possible it seems the answer is both yes and no. If it is possible in another Commonwealth country would that be recognised here?

    heeeeoooo guys!!!!!!!!!!! who said that adult cannot be adopted???? i was 25 when i was adopted, iam fine, we are fine, and nothing bad happened after that. be positif guys? and stop discouraging ppl
    life is already not easy

    I am disabled; would I be able to adopt an adult as my carer

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