Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[57] Of Legal Relationship, Which Is By Adoption
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We must now consider legal relationship which is by adoption. Under this head there are three points of inquiry:

A[1] What is adoption?

A[2] Whether one contracts through it a tie that is an impediment to marriage?

A[3] Between which persons is this tie contracted.