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Title 15A : Adoption Act

Chapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 15A V.S.A. § 1-104)
  • § 1-104. Legal relationship between adoptee and adoptive parent after adoption

    When a decree of adoption becomes final:

    (1) the adoptive parent and the adoptee have the legal relation of parent and child and have all the rights and duties of that relationship including the right of inheritance and succession from or through each other and the kindred of the adoptive parent; and

    (2) the adoptee is the child, heir, or issue of the adoptive parent for the purposes of interpretation or construction of a donative disposition in any instrument, whether executed before or after an adoption, unless the instrument expressly states a contrary intention or excludes the adoptee by name or by classification not based on a family or parent and child relationship. (Added 1995, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)