Can you legally adopt your friend even if she has parents?

Answer Yes, in most states if she/he is an adult and consents to the adoption. Check the laws in your area for more information. Adult adoptions can be done pro se.

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How can a mother legally adopt her daughter's friend?

Answer The child must be available for adoption...that means the parental rights of the birth parents must be terminated legally. I have one friend who signed over her rights to someone else so th... Read More »

Hi you are a 27 yrs old you want to adopt your partner's 2 yrs old son can you adopt him even tough you are an illegal immigrant you live in CA can it be possible?

AnswerIn most jurisdictions the termination of parental rights divests forever the parent and child of all legal rights, privileges, duties, and powers between each other except for the child's rig... Read More »

If the parents are giving a friend their child how can the adult accepting the child become legally bonded so the parents cannot take custody of the child at some future time?

Answer Parents cannot "give" a child to someone.All parties must follow the required adoption or guardianship procedures according to the laws of the state and through the appropriate state court.... Read More »