Why do you want the adoption finalized?

By finalizing the adoption, the child becomes legally the same as a biological child with the same rights. Before the adoption is finalized, the kid is simply a kid living in the same building. If the parent dies without a will, the kid gets nothing. Also, if the biological parent wants the kid back and the adoption is not finalized, all the biological parent needs to do is pick up the kid. If the adoption is finalized, there must be a court hearing.