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1 Any Attorney or Party

Any Street
2 Any Town, CA 55555

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4 Any Attorney or Party

8 Superior Court of the State of California

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11 In the matter of the Adoption of: ) Case No.


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12 ______________________________________ ) PETITION FOR ADULT ADOPTION
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18 1. _______________________, and __________________, petitioners, allege:


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That petitioner, _____________________, is ____ years of age, having been born on
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______________, in CITY AND STATE; and now resides in CITY AND STATE, and petitioner,
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_____________________, is ____ years of age, having been born on ______________, in CITY
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23 AND STATE, and now resides in CITY AND STATE.

24 2. That on or about the ______ day of ______, 20__, petitioners herein did enter into and
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execute an agreement in writing wherein and whereby petitioner, ___________________ agreed to
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adopt ___________________, the latter agreed to be adopted by the former, and the parties agreed to
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assume towards each other the legal relation of parent and child and to have all of the rights and be
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1 subject to all of the duties and responsibilities of that relation; that an exact copy of said agreement of
2 adoption is attached hereto, marked Exhibit A, and by this reference made a part hereof as though
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set out in full herein.
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3. Petitioner, _____________________, wishes to adopt petitioner,
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____________________, due to the fact that petitioner, _____________________, is in fact the

7 father of petitioner, ___________________, but because he was not married to her mother at the time

8 of her birth, and he was estranged from her mother he was not listed as the father on her birth
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certificate. Petitioner, __________________, wants to ensure that petitioner, ___________________,
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will be in the line of succession to inherit from him in the event of his death. The adoption will be in
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the best interests of both petitioners and the public as it will correct the omission that occurred when
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13 petitioner, _______________ was born. Petitioner, ________________________ birth mother is

14 deceased and her parents from her previous adoption when she was a child are also deceased.
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20 4. Petitioner, ______________, was married to his current spouse, _________________,


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on ____________ at _____________________ and has no previous marriages. Petitioner,
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_____________________, was previously married on ____________________ at Sterling Heights,
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Michigan but that marriage ended in dissolution on _______________ at
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