Ok, thanks. I don't understand why there is any confusion here. The wording here refers to any children HE may have adopted are considered is descendants, which is consistent with the law. Also, the law in S.C. is consistent with most states in that even if he died without a will, any child he gave up for adoption has no rights to his estate but you have the rights to the estate of your adoptive parents. Here is the law in S.C. and the statute:
Citation: Ann. Code §§ 63-9-760; 62-2-109
After a final decree of adoption is entered, the birth parents of the adopted person are relieved of all parental responsibilities and have no rights over the adopted person.
The adoption of a child by an adoptive parent does not in any way change the legal relationship between the child and either birth parent of the child whose parental responsibilities and rights are not expressly affected by the final decree.
For purposes of intestate succession by, through, or from a person, an adopted person is the child of the adopting parent and not the birth parent, except that adoption of a child by the spouse of the birth parent has no effect on the relationship between the child and that birth parent.
He did not die intestate (that means without a will) and the fact that he had a will and did not mention you supports his intent that you were not to inherit under his estate. Any challenge you bring to his will in court, will most likely not succeed. I hope you can appreciate my honest opinion and not be upset because I couldn't tell you what you wanted to hear. I hope this helps clarify.
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