The Burdette Law
Germantown - Memphis, TN.
(901) 756-7878 in Germantown
(901) 756-6433 in Memphis
Answers to general legal questions posed by the general public
by Memphis Attorney Christina Burdette
Q: "Does a child who has been adopted get ...
...notified when one of both of his/hers biological parents has died?"
A: A child cannot be adopted...
...until his or her biological parents' rights have been terminated. Once those rights are terminated, and the child is adopted, the adoptive parents are treated by the law as the natural parents of that child. Therefore, no notice needs to be given to a child when his/her biological parent(s) has died.