If we were both adopted by the same family but are not blood related, is there anyway possible for us to get married?

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If we were both adopted by the same family but are not blood related, is there anyway possible for us to get married?

My sister and I fell in love.

Asked on January 4, 2012 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

What a difficult situation for you and your sister, and for your parents as well I am sure.  The general answer to your question is no, you can not marry your sibling anywhere in the United States.  Once a family adopts a child the siblings are considered full siblings regardless of the adoption. What I would do is to check with an attorney in your state as to wether or not the statute prohibiting marriage between siblings specifically says "adopted" and then check local case law on the matter.  Good luck.


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