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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS TO ADOPTION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Section 2-114 of chapter 190B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(c)  No adopted individual shall, by being adopted by any person related by consanguinity to the adopted individual, lose their right to inherit from their natural parents or kindred.

SECTION 2.  Section 1 of chapter 210 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 4 and 5, the words “, or brother, sister, uncle or aunt, of the whole or half blood”.

Approved, April 8, 2022.