2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 2 - Intestate Succession and Wills
Part 1 - INTESTATE SUCCESSION
Subpart 2 - . Parent-Child Relationship
Section 45-2-119 - Adoptee and adoptee's genetic parents.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 45-2-119 (2017)

45-2-119. Adoptee and adoptee's genetic parents.

A. Except as otherwise provided in Subsections B through E of this section, a parent-child relationship does not exist between an adoptee and the adoptee's genetic parents.

B. A parent-child relationship exists between an individual who is adopted by the spouse of either genetic parent and:

(1) the genetic parent whose spouse adopted the individual; and

(2) the other genetic parent, but only for the purpose of the right of the adoptee or a descendant of the adoptee to inherit from or through the other genetic parent.

C. A parent-child relationship exists between both genetic parents and an individual who is adopted by a relative of a genetic parent or by the spouse or surviving spouse of a relative of a genetic parent, but only for the purpose of the right of the adoptee or a descendant of the adoptee to inherit from or through either genetic parent.

D. A parent-child relationship exists between both genetic parents and an individual who is adopted after the death of both genetic parents, but only for the purpose of the right of the adoptee or a descendant of the adoptee to inherit through either genetic parent.

E. If, after a parent-child relationship is established between a child of assisted reproduction and a parent or parents pursuant to Section 45-2-120 NMSA 1978 or between a gestational child and a parent or parents pursuant to Section 45-2-121 NMSA 1978, the child is adopted by another or others, the child's parent or parents pursuant to Section 45-2-120 or 45-2-121 NMSA 1978 are treated as the child's genetic parent or parents for the purpose of this section.

History: 1978 Comp., 45-2-119, enacted by Laws 2011, ch. 124, 17.

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