Intestate Inheritance Rights for Adopted Children - American Samoa

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Birth Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Code § 45.0423

The birth parents are divested of all legal rights and obligations with respect to the child and vice versa.

Adoptive Parents in Relation to Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Code § 45.0423

After the entry of a final decree of adoption, the petitioner and the adopted person sustain toward each other the legal relation of parent and child, including the rights of inheritance from each other.

Adopted Persons Who Are Not Included in a Will

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.