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    Jan 26, 2010, 05:14 PM
    Is there a way in PA to do an adult adoption without a lawyer?
    I would like to adopt my 19 year old nephew. Can I do this in PA without an attorney? I heard it's expensive. Can I just fill out some paperwork and file at the local courthouse?
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    Synnen Posts: 7,927, Reputation: 2443

    Jan 26, 2010, 05:20 PM

    You CAN do an adoption without a lawyer.

    You can ALSO set a bone yourself with a splint and skip the doctor.

    I wouldn't recommend EITHER.

    But--if you insist on it, contact your local county clerk's office and ask them what forms are needed for an adult adoption.

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