Adult mother’s adoption by her relatives terminated visitation rights that maternal grandmother had been granted with mother’s child; visitation rights of grandmother were derived from mother, her biological child, because they sprung from her relationship as child’s grandmother, but upon mother’s adoption, statute effected the termination of all legal relationships between adopted individual and her biological relatives, such that they were strangers for all purposes.
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