Legal Aid: I want to adopt a child who lives with me

If someone wants to adopt a child already living with them, do they have to get legal consent from the biological parents? PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • To make this discussion precise, we will first define adoption, seen as the legal process by which a child becomes the child of another or other persons other than his or her natural or biological parents.
  • When this happens, an automatic and permanent transfer of rights and responsibilities shifts from the biological parents to the adopters.

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