Notice is VIP– In order to insure that the adoption can never be undone it is critical that all persons entitled to notice receive notice.
Adopted Child same as Natural Child – Once the final adoption order has been entered the child’s legal relationship to the new parent is the same as if the child were the natural born child of the parent.
Adopt an Adult– An Adult Parent can adopt an Adult Child. This type of case occurs when the parties desire a legal parent-child relationship that is not already there.
Related Adoption– The simplest adoption is a related adoption where a step-parent adopts a step-child. No home study is required because it is related and these are the fastest and cheapest adoptions