Harrisburg, PA asked in Adoption for Pennsylvania

Q: What questions should I ask my lawyer about adult adoption?

I am 28 and asked my step-father to adopt me. I am meeting with the lawyer tomorrow and just want to know what questions to ask him.

I live in dauphin county PA but have had no luck finding forms or anything

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Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Media, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Just ask the lawyer what the procedure is and what the costs will be. If the attorney is knowledgeable, he/she will be able to explain everything to you and answer the questions that will come to mind. If the lawyer can't fill in all the blanks, you may want to consult with another one. One thing you should ask about is the change of your name if that's something you want. In my county, with an adult adoption, you proceed with the adoption and then will have to file to have an official change of name.

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