WHAT IS AN ADOPTION?
Adoption is the legal procedure through which a minor is recognized by law as being the son or daughter of the adopting adult(s) and as having all of the rights and duties of such relationship including the right of inheritance. The adoptee takes the name designated by the petitioner.

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1. WHAT IS AN ADOPTION?
2. WHO MAY ADOPT?
3. WHO CAN BE ADOPTED?
4. WHAT STEPS ARE USUALLY INVOLVED IN AN ADOPTION?