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Article - Estates and Trusts


    (a)    (1)    An adopted child shall be treated as a natural child of the child’s adopting parent or parents.

        (2)    Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, on adoption a child may not be considered a child of either natural parent.

        (3)    On adoption by the spouse of a natural parent, the child shall still be considered the child of that natural parent.

    (b)    A child who has been adopted more than once shall be considered to be a child of the parent or parents who have adopted the child most recently and shall cease to be considered a child of the child’s previous parents.

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