Sentence Examples with the word ADOPTED CHILD

A man who adopted a son, and afterwards married and had a family of his own, could dissolve the contract but must give the adopted child one-third of a child's share in goods, but no real estate.

An adopted child was a full heir, the contract might even assign him the position of eldest son.

If the adopted child failed to carry out the filial duty the contract was annulled in the law courts.