Intestate Inheritance Rights for Adopted Children - Louisiana

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Birth Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ch. Code Art. 1240; 1256(C); 1218

Upon adoption, the birth parents and birth relatives of the adopted person are relieved of all of their legal duties and divested of all of their legal rights with regard to the adopted person, including the right of inheritance from the adopted person.

The right of the child to inherit from his or her birth parents and other birth relatives is unaffected by the adoption.

If the adoptive parent is married to a birth parent of the adopted child, the relationship of that birth parent and his or her blood relatives to the adopted child shall remain unaltered and unaffected by the adoption.

Adoptive Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Adopted Persons Who Are Not Included in a Will

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.