What is a California Adult Adoption? An adoption creates a legal relationship between two parties that previously did not exist. It declares that the person being adopted is legally the “child” of the adoptive parent and becomes the adopting parent’s legal heir. Adult adoption is a legal procedure in which an older adult adopts a younger adult. Once an adult adoption is complete, the parties assume toward each other a legal parent-child relationship, with all associated rights and responsibilities of such a relationship, including inheritance rights. Adult adoption cannot be used forFile Size: KB.
An adult adoption severs all existing parent-child relationships, unless the adopting parent is the adoptee’s stepparent. When a s tepparent adopts an adult stepchild, the adopting p arent’s spouse retains his/her parent-child relationship with the adoptee. The procedures for adopting an a dult in California are found in the California File Size: KB.