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You Cannot Immigrate Through Adult Adoption

By |2019-07-21T10:56:55-07:00July 21st, 2019|Adoption|

Hundreds of thousands of people attempt to immigrate to the United States each year. Sometimes, the situation becomes desperate and people turn to wild means of obtaining U.S. citizenship. Trying to immigrate through adult adoption emerged as one strategy in 2016. Unfortunately, it does not work. If you or a loved one hopes to immigrate through adult adoption, do not be misled. While adult option remains off-limits, there may be other routes to getting a green card or U.S. citizenship.

What is an Adult Adoption in California?

By |2021-02-08T18:28:08-08:00April 15th, 2017|Adoption|

What is an Adult Adoption? Many people wonder if they can legally be adopted after turning 18 years of age. In California, adult adoption is quite common. Adult adoption is a legal process in which an older adult adopts a younger adult who is not related to them. California law requires a person to at [...]

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Adult Adoption

By |2021-01-15T16:29:53-08:00April 8th, 2014|

What is a California Adult Adoption? An adoption creates a legal relationship between two parties that previously did not exist. It declares that the person being adopted is legally the “child” of the adoptive parent and becomes the adopting parent's legal heir. The person being adopted is entitled to all the rights and privileges [...]

Stepparent Adoption of an Adult in California: Process and Forms

By |2020-09-01T12:01:50-07:00September 1st, 2020|Adoption|

Once a child becomes an adult, they no longer require parental consent to agree to adoption by a stepparent. Thus, stepparents often adopt their adult children after a biological father refused to relinquish his parental rights over that child as a minor. Further, stepparent adoption is common for adults with life-long disabilities. Read on to learn about the process and forms required for stepparent adoption of an adult in California.

United States Adult & Child Adoption and Immigration: Warnings & Requirements

By |2021-01-27T10:20:04-08:00August 12th, 2020|Adoption, Legal Document Assistants|

Don't fall victim to adult adoption and immigration scams in the United States. Instead, consult a professional if you are interested in obtaining legal green card status or immigrating to the U.S. Plus, contact A People's Choice for assistance with the legal documents required for adult and child adoption.

How to Prepare for National Adoption Day 2021 in California

By |2021-01-29T07:57:51-08:00January 24th, 2021|Adoption, California Courts, Family Law, Legal Document Assistants|

“No matter how the​y arrive in the family, an adopted child is a child of the parents who adopted them.​​” There are countless heartwarming scenes from adoption courts all over the country with new families literally jumping for joy. National Adoption Day celebrates these families every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year's [...]

Our California Adoption Services

By |2021-01-19T08:17:56-08:00January 15th, 2021|

Our California Adoption Services Our California adoption services are tailored to fit your busy schedule. A People's Choice offers several convenient options for our customers to get their adoption paperwork prepared. With over 40 years of experience, our experienced staff is available to assist you with your adoption needs. We can help you complete [...]

What is the Adoption Process in California?

By |2020-04-25T12:14:06-07:00April 25th, 2020|Adoption|

Adoption legally establishes a parent-child relationship between two people who are at least 10 years apart in age. Adoptive parents have a legal responsibility to support their adopted children financially and provide care for them until they reach adulthood. Adopted children have the right to inherit from their adoptive parents even if the parents do not leave a will. For this reason, California law makes it possible to adopt a child or an adult. With this in mind, you are probably searching for more information about the adoption process in California. Here's what you need to know.

How to Adopt an Adult in California

By |2021-01-15T16:32:41-08:00April 23rd, 2020|Adoption|

In California, adult adoption is a legal procedure in which an older adult adopts a younger adult to create a legal parent-child relationship. Older adults may be inspired to pursue adult adoption for a plethora of reasons. For example, some people use adult adoption to help deal with complicated estate planning issues. Others may solidify [...]

How to Adopt an Adult Stepchild

By |2021-05-20T17:54:34-07:00February 18th, 2018|Adoption|

If you want to know how to adopt an adult stepchild, there are some important things to be aware of. First, the consent of a biological parent is not required in an adult stepchild adoption. For this reason, some stepparents wait for a stepchild to reach age 18 to bypass the protest of a biological parent.

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Adopting an Adult in California

By |2021-02-08T18:28:36-08:00March 25th, 2017|Adoption|

We often receive calls from people inquiring about adopting an adult in California. Believe it or not, it is fairly common for an older adult to adopt a younger adult in California. Doing so creates a legal parent-child relationship. Adult adoption helps simplify complicated estate planning issues. For example, a party can make sure his/her [...]

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Home Studies and Adoption in California

By |2018-01-18T15:47:52-08:00December 16th, 2014|Adoption|

There are thousands of children in the state of California who are waiting to be adopted. In foster care alone, there are about 58,000 children awaiting permanent placement with a family through adoption.  Adoption is a great way to give these children a chance at a potentially happy and stable family. There are several ways [...]

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Stepparent Adoption

By |2021-01-15T16:19:46-08:00April 8th, 2014|

What is a Stepparent Adoption? A stepparent adoption creates a legal relationship between a stepparent and stepchild that previously did not exist. It declares that the person being adopted (stepchild) is legally the child of the adoptive parent (stepfather or stepmother), and the child becomes the adopting parent's legal heir. The stepchild becomes entitled to [...]


By |2021-07-13T22:19:26-07:00April 7th, 2014|

California Adoption You don't need an attorney to file an adoption in California! Let us show you how. Start My Adoption! What is an Adoption? Adoption is the legal process by which a person becomes a lawful member of a different family from their birth family. An adoption ends the [...]


By |2021-02-08T12:29:30-08:00March 27th, 2015|

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California Legal Assistance

By |2020-01-05T16:24:03-08:00June 9th, 2014|

California Legal Assistance Looking for low-cost California legal assistance? If you don't want to hire an attorney and want to avoid the court's self-help center, A People's Choice is the best  legal assistance service in California. For over 40 years we have helped consumers just like you get the legal assistance they need [...]

What Is a Probate Judge and What Do They Do?

By |2021-06-28T17:45:11-07:00June 11th, 2021|Probate|

Losing a loved one can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. Depending on what type of preparations your loved one made before their passing, you may be responsible for managing their assets and debts while grieving over the loss. This court-supervised process is called “probate.” Dealing with legal red tape is probably the [...]

5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Adopted

By |2021-02-18T05:46:39-08:00February 18th, 2021|Adoption, California Courts|

For many people, our chosen family is better than our biological one. And that’s especially true for children and adults who are adopted into good families. It’s no secret there’s a “soft stigma” against adoption. People often question whether it’s possible to love an adopted child like a biological one. Some even perpetuate hateful [...]