If a grandmother adopts her grandson, is she his legal mother?

Asked on September 14, 2012 under Family Law, New York

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If a child is being formally adopted that means that the parental rights of the child's legal mother and father are being terminated and the adoptive parent or parents step in to their shoes.  So yes, you would become the child's legal Mother.  Good luck.


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