New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 24 > Article 14 > § 24-14-17 - New birth certificates following adoption, legitimation and paternity determination
Current as of: 2010
A. The state registrar shall establish a new certificate of birth for a person born in this state when he receives the following:
(1) a report of adoption as provided in this section, a report of adoption prepared and filed in accordance with the laws of another state or country or a certified copy of the decree of adoption together with the information necessary to identify the original certificate of birth and to establish a new certificate of birth; except that a new certificate of birth shall not be established if so requested by the court decreeing the adoption, the adoptive parents or the adopted person; or
(2) a request that a new certificate of birth be established and evidence as required by regulation proving that the person has been legitimated or that a court has determined the paternity of the person.
B. When a new certificate of birth is established, the actual place and date of birth shall be shown. It shall be substituted for the original certificate of birth. Thereafter, the original certificate and the evidence of adoption, paternity determination or legitimation shall not be subject to inspection except upon order of a court or in accordance with the provisions of Section 24-14-13 NMSA 1978 or in the case of a single adoptive parent.
C. Upon receipt of notice of annulment of adoption, the original certificate of birth shall be restored to its place in the files, and the new certificate and evidence shall not be subject to inspection except upon order of a court.
D. If no certificate of birth is on file for the person for whom a new certificate is to be established under this section, a delayed certificate of birth shall be filed with the state registrar as provided in Section 24-14-15 NMSA 1978 before a new certificate of birth is established.
E. For each adoption decreed by a court in this state, the court shall require the preparation of a report of adoption on a form prescribed and furnished by the state registrar. The report shall include such facts as are necessary to locate and identify the certificate of birth of the person adopted, shall provide information necessary to establish a new certificate of birth of the person adopted and shall identify the order of adoption and be certified by the clerk of the court.