Intestate Inheritance Rights for Adopted Children - Wyoming

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Birth Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 2-4-107

For purposes of intestate succession, the adoption of a child by the spouse of a natural parent has no effect on the relationship between the child and that natural parent for inheritance purposes.

Adoptive Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 2-4-107

For purposes of intestate succession, an adopted person is the child of an adopting parent for inheritance purposes. An adopted person shall inherit from all other relatives of an adoptive parent as though he or she was the natural child of the adoptive parent, and the relatives shall inherit from the adoptive person's estate as if they were his or her relatives.

Adopted Persons Who Are Not Included in a Will

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.