In some places it is possible to restore the original legal family relationship via adult adoption. The laws concerning this vary from country to country and even within countries. For example, in the United Kingdom and Ireland, it is currently not possible to adopt an adult, a law which clearly discriminates against an adopted person the basis of age. In several American and Australian states, and in some Canadian provinces, it is possible to adopt-back an adult son or daughter. In other states or provinces, adult adoption may not be allowed at all, or may again be restricted in ways which either discriminate against the adopted person or against the natural family.
It is our position that legislative restrictions upon adult adoptions should be eliminated.