What Is The Effect Of An Adoption Order?

For all purposes, when an adoption order is made, the adopted child is the child of the adopting parent and the adopting parent is parent and guardian of the adopted child as if that child had been born to that parent in lawful wedlock.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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