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Allow people over the age Eighteen to be lawfully adopted

Submitted by Samson Kovacs on Friday 4th June 2021

Published on Thursday 10th June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 10th December 2021

Current Signatures: 6
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Blood ~ Child ~ Children ~ Government ~ It ~ Law ~ Parent ~ The Government

Petition Action

Allow people over the age Eighteen to be lawfully adopted

Petition Details

The Government should give adults the right to be lawfully adopted by the people they regard as their parents. Adoption shouldn’t be reserved for children in their adolescent years. Parenthood extends after the age of eighteen and this should be recognised in adoption law.

Additional Information

Only children under 18 can be legally adopted and, unfortunately, many do not realise until it is too late. For most, it is not about financial or legal benefits, it is about the formalising emotional connection and legally recognising that parent & child, although not related by blood, are family.


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