Adult Adoption

Adoption is a wonderful, joyous, and meaningful experience.

People pursue adult adoption for various reasons including a desire to formalize a relationship with a stepparent or foster parent and also for inheritance purposes.

An adult adoption may be simpler than an adoption of a minor because parental rights do not need to be terminated. But if the adult desires to assume the adopting parent’s surname, it may become more complex because additional steps are necessary for a name change of an adult.

Caroline Vodzak is an experienced lawyer who helps Pennsylvanians through the adoption process. If you are interested in adult adoption, please fill out the contact form to the right, or call, to schedule a free consultation.