2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 40 - Domestic Affairs.
Article 14 - Adult Adoptions
Section 40-14-14 - Birth certificates.
40-14-14. Birth certificates.
A. Within thirty days after an adoption decree is entered, the petitioner shall prepare an application for a birth certificate in the new name of the adoptee showing the petitioner as the adoptee's parent and shall provide the application to the clerk of the court. The clerk of the court shall forward the application:
(1) for a person born in the United States, to the appropriate vital statistics office of the place, if known, where the adoptee was born; or
(2) for all other persons, to the state registrar of vital statistics. In the case of the adoption of a person born outside the United States, if requested by the petitioner, the court shall make findings, based on evidence from the petitioner and other reliable state or federal sources, on the date and place of birth of the adoptee. The findings shall be certified by the court and included with the application for a birth certificate.
B. The state registrar of vital statistics shall prepare a birth record in the new name of the adoptee in accordance with vital statistics laws.
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