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Are your parents or your adult children next of kin?
October 05, 2010 5:20PM
Your parents and children are next of kin, when used as a common phrase by the English language.
Typically, the term next of kin will apply to close relatives by descent (grandparents, parents, children, grandchildren), or through marriage (husband, wife, stepfather, stepmother).