In Nunnally v. Trust Company Bank, the Georgia Supreme Court held constitutional Georgia's 1941 adoption statute, which provided that the act of adoption should not affect the adoptive child's relationship with anyone other than the adopting parents and the natural parents. The 1941 act was challenged by two adopted children who, the court held, were excluded from sharing in a class gift to "issue" of grandchildren at the termination of a trust created by the adopting father's grandmother, whose will became effective while the 1941 act was in force.
Green, Thomas M.
"Rights of Adopted Children Under Pre-1949 Class Gifts,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 32:
1, Article 26.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol32/iss1/26