Tammi also can provide legal representation in adult adoptions. Many times, the petitioner in an adult adoption is a stepparent who raised the adult and the adult now wishes for the stepparent to become his or her legal parent. Adult adoptions are typically simple. The consent of the adoptee is required, as well as his or her spouse (unless excused by the court). No home study is required, although the court can order an investigation to determine if the adoption is in the best interest of the person to be adopted.