adoption of an adult female

United States
December 18, 2006 8:32pm CST
The young lady in question is 29 years old and a recent mother (soon to be single). Her father is deceased, her mother is still in the picture. I am looking to establish a relationship by which she and her daughter will be taken care of in the future (particularly should anything happen to her or myself). There is serious question as to whether the father would be appropriate as a caregiver. Could I adopt an adult and if so would it be the best way of ensuring that her daughter is taken care should something happen to her or that they are both taken care of should something happen to me. We have talked about this. I know it sounds crazy but ??????
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41 responses
• United States
19 Dec 06
This was a very good question! I had never thought of this before, so I had to look it up.. here is a very helpful website and the answer is YES! you can adopt an adult. http://adoption.about.com/od/typesofadoption/a/adultadopt.htm this is the website
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I don't think you can adopt an adult but you could adopt the child. You could marry the mother (of course I am assuming you are male, if not then I apologize for this suggestion). You could list them both as your beneficiary. You could set up trust funds, buy stock in their name, get savings bonds or just start savings account for both of them. I think if you talked to an accountant or lawyer they could probably give you some gret suggestions and help you get set up. good luck and it is nice of you to want to take care of these two.
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@terita (280)
• Pakistan
19 Dec 06
i dont think u can do this.although i dont know much about it
@isha900 (1459)
• India
19 Dec 06
this is right
• United States
19 Dec 06
it sounds like you are just rying to be protective and to ensure that the child is taken care of in the future. there are no leagal documents that will allow you to adopt and adult.all you can do is help them to support them to make a better life.
• India
19 Dec 06
i agree
• United States
21 Dec 06
Its possible to become the power of attorney over them, but you would have to talk to a lawyer about this. I don't know the customs or laws where you are.
@jayarajgr (818)
• India
20 Dec 06
Adopting a fully mature individual is rather strange and is not practical. That can never be called an adoption. It sounds you wanna help them but you can offer help in many ways.
@Metallion (2228)
• United States
20 Dec 06
You can't adopt her but you could set up some sort of financial help for her in the form of an annuity if you talk to a financial advisor if you'd want to do that.
• United States
20 Dec 06
Yes you can adopt an adult. I would check with your state's adoption law as to what steps need to be taken. As far as taking care of the child, you might want to see about adopting the child. If that is not an option you would do well to make a will/trust that includes the child and the mother.
@neet_4u (63)
• India
20 Dec 06
hey u marry with her so u can live happily with her.if not then send her to any missionaries.or send her to india we take care of her.
• United States
20 Dec 06
Whoa, I've never heard of adopting someone that old before. Normally, when I or most people for that matter think of adoption, you think of kids, but this is okay too i guess.
@soso110 (12)
• China
20 Dec 06
i agree
• United States
19 Dec 06
Funds can be given to anyone you chose to...trust funds are a very good way to do this... You can place a set amount into an account that will be administered by an attorney or by an accounting company with set amounts to be disperse 'in the event of'. Consult with an attorney who should be able to guide you through and help you set up whatever you feel would satisfy this need.
@kawillow74 (1417)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I don't think you can adopt a adult but if you what them taken care of if something happen to you or to the mother child there is will's that can be set up that way.
@tildy12 (760)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I dont think it is possible bacause she is over the age of 18.Maybe she can make you a Guardian for her child in case anything should happen to her.
@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
19 Dec 06
Well you can do that There isnt an age to adoption Well yes, atleast you would act as another person taking care of both of them
@emarie (5451)
• United States
19 Dec 06
well, you can't really adopt an adult, you know since they'll adults, but you can set up accounts or insurance plans or other financial plans in her name, meaning it will only be for her. you would have to do some reacherch on your own, maybe ask the banks or something. maybe just setting up a trust or something will help.
@ricky1209 (1677)
• India
19 Dec 06
nice idea... u could make 2 life by doing this... first the life of her daughter n then her life too... but be sure tht u,ll never leave them again
@hmshema (685)
• India
19 Dec 06
I don't think adoption of adult is taking place. Is there any law for that?. I heard about child adoption. May be adult adoption is taking place somewhere in the world.can't say.
@ThulsZ (784)
• India
19 Dec 06
better consult with an orphanage member for it
@kingadnan (1540)
• Pakistan
19 Dec 06
I don't think you can adbe adult female you can only adobe childs under 10 year i think, wel i don't have enough idea for this. thanks