Adoption Decrees.

That a statute legitimizing children born out of wedlock does not entitle them by the aid of the Full Faith and Credit Clause to share in the property located in another state is not surprising, in view of the general principle (to which there are exceptions) that statutes do not have extraterritorial operation.94 For the same reason, adoption proceedings in one state are not denied full faith and credit by the law of the sister state that excludes children adopted by proceedings in other states from the right to inherit land in the sister state.95

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94
Olmstead v. Olmstead, 216 U.S. 386 (1910). [Back to text]
95
Hood v. McGehee, 237 U.S. 611 (1915). [Back to text]