Intestate Inheritance Rights for Adopted Children - Kansas

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Birth Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2118

Upon adoption, all the rights of birth parents to the adopted person, including their right to inherit from or through the person, shall cease. An adoption shall not terminate the right of the child to inherit from or through the birth parent.

Adoptive Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2118

When adopted, a person shall be entitled to the same personal and property rights as a birth child of the adoptive parent(s).

Adopted Persons Who Are Not Included in a Will

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.