| Commentary

13 Adopted children

| Commentary

13 Adopted children

An adopted child1 is treated in law, where the adopters are a married couple, as if he had been born as a child of the marriage, whether or not he was born after the marriage took place, and in any other case, as if he had been born to the adopters in wedlock, but not as a child of any actual marriage of the adopters2.

The above applies to the construction of instruments (such as wills) whether made before the adoption or later3, subject to any contrary indication4, but has effect only as respects things done or events

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