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The doctrine of Equitable Adoption is a judicially created “equitable” remedy that may, under very narrow circumstances,Equitable Adoption recognize a parent-child relationship in the absence of formal legal adoption.  

Under the doctrine, inheritance rights may apply as a matter of equity when and if the child’s parents die intestate and those parents intended to but failed to formally perform a legal adoption before passing away.

Such claims are closely scrutinized and rarely applied under the NC Adoption Laws – Bill Powers, Charlotte Family Law Attorney 

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