Keeping Current—Probate offers a look at selected recent cases, rulings and regulations, literature, and legislatiion The editors of Probate & Property welcome suggestions and contributions from readers. ADOPTION: The stranger to the adoption rule applies to a stepchild adopted as adult. In In re Trust of Vander Poel, 933A.2d 628 (N.J. Super. Ct.App. Div. 2007), the court held that the stranger to the adoption rule applies to a person adopted as an adult who is therefore excluded from a class...