Can you adopt someone older than you?

Answer The answer varies based on location. In some places it may be allowed, but not in others. You would need to check the laws in your area. It IS possible to adopt an adult... but in order to adopt so... Read More »

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"You should not adopt children older than 5, because they are too messed up" -- Can you believe this?

We read the bulletin for a 13 year old girl who's mother died a year ago. Her father refused to take care of her. Her mother was a GOOD mother. No drugs, no neglect, no abuse. This girl is in a... Read More »

How do I adopt an older child?

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Can someone adopt a baby before getting married to someone?

In Jefferson County NY, for an uncontested step-parent adoption, I was quoted $1500 + the $150 fee for the home study. Relatively cheap compared to what I've researched in other states. Good luck!

Can your older sibling and their spouse adopt you?

Answer Depending on the circumstances, yes, it is possible. Check with an adoption attorney or a social worker about your situation and the laws in your state.