Intestate Inheritance Rights for Adopted Children - Mississippi

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Birth Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Code § 93-17-13

The birth parents and their relatives shall not inherit by or through the adopted child, except for a birth parent who is the spouse of the adopting parent.

Adoptive Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Code § 93-17-13

The adopted child shall inherit from and through the adoptive parent(s) and other children of the adoptive parent(s) by the laws of descent and distribution of the State of Mississippi, and likewise the adoptive parent(s) and their other children shall inherit from the adopted child.

Adopted Persons Who Are Not Included in a Will

Citation: Ann. Code § 91-5-5

If a testator who has children born at the time of making his or her last will and testament, dies leaving a child or children born after the will has been made, the after-born child or children, if unprovided for by settlement and neither provided for outside the will nor disinherited, but only pretermitted, shall succeed to the same portion of the father's or mother's estate as such child or children would have been entitled to if the father or mother had died intestate.