Can a 17 year old be adopted if they want? I want to be adopted but everyone I talk to thinks I am crazy.

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Thank you for answering my question. I am closer to my foster family than my bio family I guess I am adopted by heart. My foster family is the only family my son(10 months old) has ever known so far.

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Hi I don't know you, but I feel you and I understand your desire to be adopted as part of a family. Having a family that you can call you own and a family that takes ownership and responsibility for you is something that way too many children take for granted. As you mature you realize the importance of being accepted and belonging somewhere. As a former foster youth myself, I know all too well the feeling of being rejected by family, being tossed around from family to family, and ultimately belonging nowhere. This reality is devastating and cruel for any child.
I cannot assist you with information about being legally adopted because my case has never gone through legal authorities. However I can say that on my own I eventually found a kind and loving neighbor near my last foster home who, over a 3 and a half year span, I became closer and closer with them taking things gradually at first. This family unofficially adopted me as part of their family and today I practically live at their home. I grew extremely close to my adopted mom and spend all my extra time with her and her family. I am considered the big sister in the family and I join on family trips and vacations.
My hope for you is that you find a family that can give you the warmth, love and dedication that you rightfully deserve. Feel free to respond I would love feedback!

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Hi I don't know you, but I feel you and I understand your desire to be adopted as part of a family. Having a family that you can call you own and a family that takes ownership and responsibility for you is something that way too many children take for granted. As you mature you realize the importance of being accepted and belonging somewhere. As a former foster youth myself, I know all too well the feeling of being rejected by family, being tossed around from family to family, and ultimately belonging nowhere. This reality is devastating and cruel for any child.
I cannot assist you with information about being legally adopted because my case has never gone through legal authorities. However I can say that on my own I eventually found a kind and loving neighbor near my last foster home who, over a 3 and a half year span, I became closer and closer with them taking things gradually at first. This family unofficially adopted me as part of their family and today I practically live at their home. I grew extremely close to my adopted mom and spend all my extra time with her and her family. I am considered the big sister in the family and I join on family trips and vacations.
My hope for you is that you find a family that can give you the warmth, love and dedication that you rightfully deserve. Feel free to respond I would love feedback!