Make Adult Adoption Legal in the UK

Make Adult Adoption Legal in the UK

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M Matthews started this petition to UK Government

When I was six years old my biological father chose to never again see myself nor my younger sister, who was only three at the time. When I was nine, my mother remarried and this man became my Dad.

From the beginning, he took on both my sister and I financially, with my biological father barely paying my mother enough to cover the cost of breakfast, let alone the other meals of the day or costs such as clothing, new school shoes or secondary school bus pass costs. 

At 16 years old, having still not seen, spoken to, or even received a single birthday card from my biological father, I decided I wanted to be adopted by my 'real' dad. My mum and I looked into this and found that my biological father would have to consent to it. We both knew that that was never going to happen, regardless of the fact he had chosen to never see us again. I also looked into the possibility of changing my surname, however the result was the same: consent would be required from the biological parent. 

I am now 20 years old and beyond gutted to find that once you're 18 or over, you cannot be legally adopted. It may only be a piece of paper to some, but to us it would be everything.  Thank you.

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