ARTICLE 5 - PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP
 
14-2-501.  Establishment of parent-child relationship.
 
(a)  The mother-child relationship is established between a woman and a child by:
 
(i)  The woman's having given birth to the child;
 
(ii)  An adjudication of the woman's maternity; or
 
(iii)  Adoption of the child by the woman.
 
(b)  The father-child relationship is established between a man and a child by:
 
(i)  An unrebutted presumption of the man's paternity of the child under W.S. 14-2-504;
 
(ii)  An effective acknowledgment of paternity by the man under article 6 of this act, unless the acknowledgment has been rescinded or successfully challenged;
 
(iii)  An adjudication of the man's paternity;
 
(iv)  Adoption of the child by the man; or
 
(v)  The man's having consented to assisted reproduction by his wife under article 9 of this act which resulted in the birth of the child.
 
14-2-502.  No discrimination based on marital status.
 
A child born to parents who are not married to each other has the same rights under the law as a child born to parents who are married to each other.
 
14-2-503.  Consequences of establishment of parentage.
 
Unless parental rights are terminated, a parent-child relationship established under this act applies for all purposes, except as otherwise specifically provided by other law of this state.
 
14-2-504.  Presumption of paternity in context of marriage.
 
(a)  A man is presumed to be the father of a child if:
 
(i)  He and the mother of the child are married to each other and the child is born during the marriage;
 
(ii)  He and the mother of the child were married to each other and the child is born within three hundred (300) days after the marriage is terminated by death, annulment, declaration of invalidity, divorce or after the entry of a decree of separation;
 
(iii)  Before the birth of the child, he and the mother of the child married each other in apparent compliance with law, even if the attempted marriage is or could be declared invalid, and the child is born during the invalid marriage or within three hundred (300) days after its termination by death, annulment, declaration of invalidity, divorce or after the entry of a decree of separation;
 
(iv)  After the birth of the child, he and the mother of the child married each other in apparent compliance with law, whether or not the marriage is or could be declared invalid, and he voluntarily asserted his paternity of the child, and:
 
(A)  The assertion is in a record filed with the state office of vital records;
 
(B)  He agreed to be and is named as the child's father on the child's birth certificate; or
 
(C)  He promised in a record to support the child as his own.
 
(v)  For the first two (2) years of the child's life, he resided in the same household with the child and openly held out the child as his own.
 
(b)  A presumption of paternity established under this section may be rebutted only by an adjudication under article 8 of this act.