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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 month ago

What's the difference between these two?

What's the difference between adopting an adult in their 30's and/ or changing your last name to something else if you feel you are completely denied from your paternal father? 

I'd like to understand the differences between the two and more so what is the more appropriate step to take?

Update:

This is asked in a more lawful orderly way for NYS.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    An adoption is one matter, while simply applying for a name change is a totally different matter.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Adopting adults is just weird unless it's in the furtherance of bequeathing a royal title or something. If your beef is just that you don't like your dad and hate having his surname the easier course of action would be to legally change your name. 

  • 1 month ago

    If your father wants to have nothing to do with you, he will neither know nor care that you have changed your name.  As many others have said, adoption is not an option; firstly someone would have to want to adopt you and secondly you would need to live in one of the very few places that recognises adult adoption.  But blood is thicker than water.  Write your father a really nice letter, enclose a photo of yourself.  Make sure you tell him you are doing really well with your life.  You do not want him to think you are looking for anything from him.

    Source(s): I was adopted and reconnected with my birth family.
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What is changing your name going to accomplish?  If you were "denied" access to your paternal father, then start searching for him.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A 30 yr old can legally change their name, a 30yr old can't legally be adopted however neither make any difference to the 'father'.... so building your own confidence and self esteem, dealng with your own mental health issues make far more sense, you are not a child but an adult so behave like one

  • 1 month ago

    Adopting; certainly in the UK, you can't adopt an adult, ie someone over the age of 18. When you adopt someone you become legally responsible for a minor.

    Changing your name: any adult can legally change their name.

    So, if you are the 30 something person, then your only option is to change your name legally

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Changing your name is just changing your name.  Adoption is a legal process by which you become the child of someone else in a legal sense.

  • 1 month ago

    When an adult is adopted, he/she gets certain inheritance rights.   There’s also a presumption of some other rights, such as access for hospital visits. In short, adoption changes the relationship between TWO people.

    A name change doesn’t change any relationships. You are still your parent’s child.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Adults CANNOT be adopted.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Adults can't be adopted.  You're in your 30s, time to grow up.

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