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 for Immigration purposes.
An adult adoption may occur once the potential adoptee reaches the age of 18 or older. At that time, the only consent required is that of the adult wishing to be adopted and, .
Dec 27, 2018 · Adult adoptions are legal in New York as long as all parties consent and there is no romantic relationship between the parent and the adoptee. Whether to allow the adoption is within the discretion of the family court judge, who must find that the adoption is in the adoptee's best interest.