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Adopted children

Under section 9 of the Adoption Act 1988 (SA) an adopted child of the deceased is treated as a natural born child of the deceased and ceases to be the child of any previous birth or adoptive parents. An adopted child does not therefore have a claim of inheritance from a birth parent. An exception applies where one of the parents of a child dies and the child is adopted by the new spouse of the surviving parent.

Adopted children  :  Last Revised: Thu Nov 13th 2014
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