• Current through October 23, 2012

In the District, "child" or its equivalent in a deed, grant, will, or other written instrument includes an adopted person, unless the contrary plainly appears by the terms thereof, whether the instrument was executed before or after the entry of the interlocutory decree of adoption, if any, or before or after the final decree of adoption became effective.

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 541, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 16-313.

1973 Ed., § 16-313.