State adoption laws tend to vary from state to state, although there has been an effort to adapt state laws to the standards outlined by the Uniform Adoption Act.. Texas adoption laws allow just about any adult to adopt a child (although the consent of the child is required if he or she is 12 years of age or older).
An adult adoption can be granted in Texas without listing any “respondent” parties. Because the person to be adopted is an adult, there is no requirement to give notice of the adoption to the adult’s biological parents or to bring in the adult’s biological parents as parties to the case.
Give the adult adoptee: a file-stamped copy of your Original Petition for Adoption of an Adult, and. a blank Consent of Adult Subject to Adoption (Set A), and. a completed Decree of Adoption of an Adult form.. Ask the adult adoptee to complete these steps: (1) FILL OUT and SIGN the .