Adoption

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Question: I have a parental relationship with a 21 year old who's mother is deceased. We would like it if I could adopt him legally to solidify the family relationship, my children, this person and myself have discussed it in depth. Is this a possibility in Arizona?

Answer:

Arizona adult adoptions are governed by ARS § 14-8101Read the statute carefully and consult with an attorney if you have specific questions pertaining to your situation.  Also, note that the governor recently signed off on a bill amending this statute.  The changes are subtle but important.  A copy of the bill (SB1282) with the changes and amendments is linked below.  (Note: language to be deleted has a line through it; language to be added to the statute is in capital letters).

HB1282 - Adult adoption

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