Adoption, inheritance

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I was adopted to my grandfather when I was a baby and like in 1988 my dad committed suicide and I guess my biological mother put my brother to get that money. In my adoption papers it says that it doesn't effect inheritance from my biological parents. Even though I was adopted my father used to always go and see me and I called him dad. I've always wondered why can't I get some of that money?


If the papers allow inheritance you may be eligible unless they specifically chose otherwise.
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