A former foster child who was not being legally available for adoption and grew close to the foster family as a child may be adopted as an adult if he/she so wishes; A step-child who has grown fond of his/her step-parent may be adopted as an adult by the step-parent. An adult adoptee after finding his/her birth family may choose to be adopted by his/her family of origin.
The word "Adoption" has been my "Badge-of Shame" throughout childhood., Adoptive mother introduced me as Adopted to all children & adults, never letting me forget for a moment that I.
Adult adoption is a legal process the gives an adopted person a new name, a new birth certificate, and the right to be legally identified with her new family. Whether or not an adult can be adopted depends on the circumstances of the adoption and the reason for the adoption. While each state has different guidelines regarding the adult adoption process, there are some general trends and rules.