There are a variety of motivations for seeking an adult adoption in Pennsylvania. Finalizing an adult adoption is typically more straightforward than other adoption types because, as an adult, the adoptee can decide on their own whether they want to be adopted and does not need the biological parent's consent.
The legal effect of adult adoption is the same as any Pennsylvania adoption. It includes the issuing of a new birth certificate as well as a legal name change (which is optional). It ceases any legal relationship between the adoptee and their biological parent.
Adult adoptions are uncontested but can be contested or denied by the Court for various reasons. The main reasons for the denial are fraud or convictions by the adoptee or adopting parent(s).
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