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Intestate Inheritance Rights for Adopted Persons
Discusses the right of an adopted child to inherit from his or her adoptive parents whether or not the parent has written a will. In some States, an adopted person also may retain the right to inherit from a birth parent. The right of inheritance of an adopted child who has been omitted from a will also is discussed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2016). Intestate inheritance rights for adopted persons. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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