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Equitable Adoption

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Allowed in some states, equitable adoption is when a close relationship like that of parent and child exists between a child and an unrelated adult. Often, the adult had agreed or intended to adopt the child but had not done so officially. In equitable adoptions, the parent(s) must support the child and may be ordered to pay child support if the adult and child no longer live together.

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