Adoption Has No Age Limits: Adult Adoptions


In Wisconsin, adoptions can occur at any age. There are many reasons why adoptions are finalized for adults, but one of the primary reasons is that being adopted creates a life-long connection for the adult adoptee. This tip sheet discusses the importance of formalizing the adult-child relationship, the legal process, and the need to belong.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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