Family

Adult adoption – is parental consent and notice required?

By Andrew Feldstein

This case looked at the issue of whether parental consent is required and whether the biological parent is entitled to notice and to be served with the adoption application and relevant material.

The adult child, D, had not seen his biological father since he was 12 years old, and he had not lived with his mother and stepfather since he left to attend university. He is now married, working and is financially independent. D’s stepfather applied to adopt D who is the adult son of his spouse. The applicant and D did not wish to send notice of the adoption proceedings to his biological father, who had not been involved in his life since he left him, his brother and mother many years ago. Read More at Feldstein Family Law Group Blog

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