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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 4 February 2019 to date (accessed 18 September 2019 at 23:47)
Chapter 4 Part 11 Section 99
99   Relationship of adopted child to other children of the adopter
(cf AC Act s 37)
(1)  This section has effect for the purposes of:
(a)  the application of the Succession Act 2006 to the devolution of any property in relation to which a person dies intestate, and
(b)  the construction of any disposition of any property.
(2)  An adopted child is taken to be related to another person, being the child or adopted child of his or her adoptive parent or parents:
(a)  if he or she was adopted by 2 persons who are the spouses of each other jointly, and that other person is the child or adopted child of both of them, as brother or sister of the whole blood, and
(b)  in any other case, as brother or sister of the half blood.
 Spouse is defined in the Dictionary. For the purposes of a devolution of property on intestacy, if a child is adopted by a couple, the adopted child is treated as a whole blood sibling of any other child (whether or not adopted) of the couple.