Yes you are.
It is not possible for parents to “divorce”(metaphorically speaking) themselves from their children, nor the children from their parents.
Once someone has been legally adopted, it is not possible to “un-adopt” them.
They are treated as though they are natural children and there’s no way of getting round that other than, before the child reaches 18, it being further adopted.
So, in your circumstances, you are still the child of your adopted parents.
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A care order is given by a court and puts a child under the care of a local Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust. The Trust then share parental responsibility for the child with the parents and will make most of the important decisions about the child's upbringing, such as where they live and what school they go to. It doesnt unadopt a child.
Remember, you are treated as a natural child. Illegitimate children and adopted children are treated exactly the same as natural children.
Hence, you can make all the claims on the estate that a natural child would make including a claim for a share of the estate under the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependents Act 1975
The name change is immaterial. You can change your name to what you like but you are the same physical person. All you would need to do is prove that you were the same physical person by producing the deed poll and if you have it, your birth certificate and an old passport or driving licence. The more you have, the better.
I have answered your question about parents putting in their will that they want to leave their estate to someone else other than their child or that they’ve specified they specifically don’t want to leave it to their child, in the second paragraph above. It is an inheritance act claim.
Legally, the parents named on your birth certificate are your birth parents. That is until such time as the court says otherwise.
Because of the length of this thread and the age of it, I no longer get notifications on the website you’re waiting. I may not get back to you immediately.
The fact remains that you are your natural parents child and they brought you into the world and you didn’t ask to be brought into the world and that’s why even if you were estranged from your parents for many years, still be entitled in most circumstances, to make a claim under the Inheritance Act.
Such claims are not easy to bring and can be risky but because you are likely to get something (it would not be half or an equal share with other siblings necessarily) you may find solicitors who will deal with it on a no win no fee basis.