2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 40 - Domestic Affairs.
Article 14 - Adult Adoptions
Section 40-14-2 - Definitions.

40-14-2. Definitions.

As used in the Adult Adoption Act [40-14-1 NMSA 1978]:   

A.     "adoptee" means any adult who is the subject of an adoption petition;   

B.     "adult" means any individual who is eighteen years of age or older;   

C.     "court" means the district court;   

D.     "parent" means the biological or adoptive parent;   

E.     "person" means an individual;   

F.     "petitioner" means any person who signs a petition to adopt under the Adult Adoption Act; and   

G.     "resident" means a person who, immediately prior to filing an adoption petition, has lived in the state for at least six months or a person who has become domiciled in the state by establishing legal residence with the intention of maintaining the residence indefinitely.   

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