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Are you trying to adopt an adult in South Africa or in the United States?
I'm going to opt out for another expert to answer your question then. Best of luck.
Unfortunately the Childrens Act only allows for the adoption of Children. Children are defined in the act as anybody under the age of 18. In terms of legislation, the person that you are now trying to adopt is an adult and can therefore no longer be legally adopted by anybody.
So, unfortunately that would not be possible at all.
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