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74   LAWS OF ONTARIO

person and rights of obedience to all intents and purposes, the child of the adoptive parent or parents, and gives the child the same right to claim maintenance and education from his adoptive parent or parents as he would have had against his own parent or parents had no adoption taken place. The judge may give the adopted child the surname of the adoptive parent.

A person who has been adopted takes the same share of the property which the adoptive parent can dispose of by will as he would have taken if born to such parent in lawful wedlock, and he stands in regard to the legal descendants of the adoptive parent, but to no other kindred of the adoptive parent, in the same position as a child born to the adoptive parent. If the adopted person dies intestate his property will be distributed according to law among the persons who would have been his kindred if he had been born to his adoptive parents in lawful wed-lock, but his property by reason of gift or inheritance from his natural parent or kindred will be distributed in the same manner as if no act of adoption had taken place.


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