How can you tell if someone is legally adopted?

Answer In general, you cannot tell a legally adopted child from a natural born child in a family. The best way to tell is to ask, but that would be rude and inconsiderate unless you have both a need to k... Read More »

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If you divorce the spouse is his child still legally YOUR step child although YOU never legally adopted the child?

No, if the spuse you divorced adopted the children or they are his/her own, he/she gets possession of them by law, unless he/she is unable to care for them.

Adopted by stepfather and legally changed name?

Because you love them but dont have the money to support you.

If not legally adopted is a child intitled to inheritence or is the wife?

Answer If there is not will and the child is not the natural child of the deceased, and has not been adopted, they have no legal standing to inherit anything. If the child is the descendant of the... Read More »

Could an adopted child's birth certificate be changed so they would not be able to tell they were adopted?

Answer Yes. When a child is legally adopted the child's original birth certificate is amended by court order. The birth certificate will then bear the surname of the adoptive parents and perhaps ... Read More »