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Pennsylvania State Law on Adult Adoption

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State Law on Adult Adoption



Pennsylvania

Summary: An adult may be adopted with consent.


Most Relevant Pennsylvania Statutes:
Title 23, Part II
2311
2711
2713

2311. Who may be adopted.



Any individual may be adopted, regardless of his age or residence.


2711. Consents necessary to adoption.


(a) General rule.--Except as otherwise provided in this part, consent to an adoption shall be required of the following:



1. The adoptee, if over 12 years of age.


2713. When other consents not required.



The court, in its discretion, may dispense with consents other than that of the adoptee to a petition for adoption when:




1. the adoptee is over 18 years of age;
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