Change current UK Law to allow Step Parents etc. to adopt their Adult Children (Aged 18+)

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I propose that the UK government amend the Adoption and Children Act (2002) which states, "An application for an adoption order may only be made if the person to be adopted has not attained the age of 18 years on the date of the application”.

For all step parents, carers, and foster parents etc. in the UK this prevents their right to legally adopt children they have helped to raise who are over the age of 18, if both parties mutually agree they would like to legally be known as a parent and adult child.

Many other countries such as the U.S.A, Australia and Japan already allow adult adoption, proving that the UK has outdated laws. The government needs to change the Adoption and Children Act and allow for adult adoption.

My stepdad has supported and helped to raise me for over half my life and I feel blessed to have someone who has been there for me. Not everyone has a sustainable relationship with their biological parent.

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