We Can Help You Adopt that Special Someone 

We help people with the forms they need to adopt an adult whom they already know. We are not an adoption agency and do not locate an adoptee or adoptive families. But, as an adoption service, we provide consenting parties with the forms and help they need to legally place an individual into their new home. 

We work exclusively with domestic adult adoptions and the forms we prepare for you are specific to the state of California. Once the forms are completed, they are ready for you to simply sign and file them.


An adult adoption is when someone adopts a person who is 18 or over and not related to them. An adult adoption changes the legal rights of the adoptive parent and the adoptee. Adoption of adults differs from the adoption of children in three major ways:

  1. No parental consent is required and notice is not required to be served on the natural parent.
  2. No agency investigation is required (although the court may order one if it is deemed necessary).
  3. Adult adoptions can be terminated by the adoptee on petition to the court and notice to the other party.

The procedures for adopting an adult in California are found in Family Code sections 9300-9340. Anyone considering an adult adoption should read these code sections.



Adult Adoption Information Request

You may request additional information from McNamee Mediations regarding Adult Adoption mediation by filling out the form below.


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