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Reverse adoption
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A legal process by which an adult of sound mind may apply to a court, and on payment of the appropriate fee and fulfilment of conditions, have their name changed by Deed Poll to something different of their choosing and all trace of their relationship with their family expunged from all records, including the "sealing" of their original birth certificate - accessible thereafter only to law enforcement with a judge's permission.

A boon for those beset by embarrassing elderly relatives.

8th of 7, Nov 14 2015


       There's a story here, dare I ask?
evilpenguin, Nov 14 2015

       Let me guess - your parents have just broken the news that you're not adopted?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 14 2015

       Sorry, [poc], accidentally deleted your annotation.
8th of 7, Nov 15 2015

       A boon for those beset by embarrassing younger and similarly aged relatives.   

       A boon for those beset by lawyers and prosecutors.   

       A boon for those beset by crime families and the bankers/debt collectors.
popbottle, Nov 15 2015

       Would this not be Subdoption?
xenzag, Nov 15 2015

       Or simply boption / doption, as in theism vs/ atheism?
RayfordSteele, Nov 16 2015

       No change in the word is needed: "Adopt" comes from ad- ("to", "towards" or "on") + optare ("to choose"), so it is the process of moving towards a choice or a decision. Choosing to sever links with your family would also be a process of coming to a decision, so the same word should be used.
hippo, Nov 19 2015

       I don't know if you used the right wording for a name change. Besides if it was random you could get something worse like Moehammy Beardyface.
travbm, Nov 21 2015


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