adoption by estoppel


adoption by estoppel
Equitable adoption of a child by promises and acts which preclude such person and his estate from denying adopted status to child. Heien v. Crabtree, Tex., 369 S.W.2d 28, 30.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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