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I am 24 years old and i would like for my step father to

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I am 24 years old and i would like for my step father to adopt me how would i go by that
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Radford VA
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no not yet i didnt know what all i would have to do my real father has been in and out of jail my whole life and my step father has raised me since i was 7
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i think thats it
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 8 days ago.

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 8 days ago.

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Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 8 days ago.

Unfortunately, adoption is only reserved for those that are under the age of 18. For adults and every state, they can have someone become a guardian over them, but that usually only exists when an individual Is incapacitated in some way. So, a lot of older people will get a guardian over them to help manage their financial affairs and to manage their property on their behalf and also make decisions on their behalf as well concerning their medical care or even there the state if it comes down to it.

In your case, if you are a person that can take care of themselves generally then the law will not allow your stepfather to adopt you at this time.

Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 8 days ago.

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