Is it possible for a close friend of yours to adopt you if you are a 28-year-old asylum-seeker in the UK?

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Generally speaking, only children can be "adopted", whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, as adults over the age of 18 or 21 in most nations, are deemed capable of being on their own. Of course, mental and physical handicaps of adults may require special consideration, though most such adults would probably be placed into a state-run facility for the rest of the individual's life.
Since the question did not indicate the sex of either party, much less the age of the "close friend", it is not clear whether the question is actually referring to marriage. In the US, it IS possible for an adult to be adopted, though I don't know about the UK. If your laws are similar to ours, adults can be adopted, especially in extenuating circumstances.
The first was right as far as the UK is concerned. The Adoption and Children Act 2002 says that a person who is 19 or over (or has been married) cannot be adopted. Final The questioner is asking about ways of getting UK residency. He has applied as a refugee, but that way is very difficult. He is wondering if legally he can be adopted by his close UK friend, so that, as an adopted child, he would be eligible for residency.
However, two s have already said that people over 19 in the UK can NOT be adopted, so there is your .
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