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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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can i still make my step dad my legal guardian or legally adopt

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can i still make my step dad my legal guardian or legally adopt me even though i am over 18?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question, I shall do my best to assist you.
Unfortunately it is not possible for an adult to be adopted in the UK - and a Guardian would only be appointed if you were unable to deal with your own financial affairs.
However there is nothing to stop you from changing your name using a Change of Name deed so that you share your step fathers name - and it is up to you who you name as next of kin when you are asked to give a name.
I appreciate that this is disappointing = please ask if you need further information