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Summary: Adults may be adopted with consent of the person to be adopted.


Most Relevant Indiana Statute:
§ 31-19-2-1

31-19-2-1. Adoption of adult; petition; venue; consent; investigation

Sec. 1.
(a) An individual who is at least eighteen (18) years of age may be adopted by a resident of Indiana:

(1) upon proper petition to the court having jurisdiction in probate matters in the county of residence of the individual or the petitioner for adoption; and

(2) with the consent of the individual acknowledged in open court.

(b) If the court in which a petition for adoption is filed under this section considers it necessary, the court may order:

(1) the type of investigation that is conducted in an adoption of a child who is less than eighteen (18) years of age; or

(2) any other inquiry that the court considers advisable;before granting the petition for adoption.


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Beverly - 3 weeks ago
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I am thrilled to know that an adult can be adopted! There is a young woman I have come to know who was sent to this country by her mother as her country is dangerous and does not afford education for females. Her mother had been supporting her here, but she passed away and now the girl has no one! My only child, my son, was murdered a few years ago and I have no one! When I first met this girl, we immediately bonded and she asked if she could call me "Auntee", and that's how it has been, but now that her mother has passed away, maybe she can become my real daughter! Thank you for the information so that I may quickly suggest this option to her!! #1
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