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Summary: An adult may be adopted with consent.


Most Relevant Pennsylvania Statutes:
Title 23, Part II
§ 2311
§ 2711
§ 2713

2311. Who may be adopted.
Any individual may be adopted, regardless of his age or residence.


2711. Consents necessary to adoption.
(a) General rule.--Except as otherwise provided in this part, consent to an adoption shall be required of the following:

1. The adoptee, if over 12 years of age.


2713. When other consents not required.
The court, in its discretion, may dispense with consents other than that of the adoptee to a petition for adoption when:

1. the adoptee is over 18 years of age;


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