Virgin Islands

Adoption

Access to Adoption Records

Who May Access Information
Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 145

The adult adopted person may access information.

Access to Nonidentifying Information

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Mutual Access to Identifying Information
Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 145

All records and files are sealed and are not available to anyone other than the adopted person upon attaining majority or upon order of the court.

Access to Original Birth Certificate
Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 145

The original birth record is not available to anyone other than the adopted person after attaining majority or upon order of the court.

Where the Information Can Be Located

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

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Collection of Family Information About Adopted Persons and Their Birth Families

Agency or Person Preparing the Report

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person
Citation:

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Contents of Report About the Birth Family

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

When the Report Is Made

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

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Intestate Inheritance Rights for Adopted Children

Birth Parents in Relation to Adopted Person
Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 146
The birth parents of an adopted child are deprived by a decree of adoption of all legal rights with respect to the child, and the child is freed from all obligations of maintenance and obedience with respect to his or her birth parents.

Adoptive Parents in Relation to Adopted Person
Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 146
An adopted child is deemed, for the purpose of inheritance, the child of the parent(s) by adoption, except that he or she is prohibited from taking property expressly limited to heirs of the body of the adoptive parent(s) or property from the lineal or collateral kindred of such parent(s) by right of representation.

Adopted Persons Who Are Not Included in a Will

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

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State Recognition of Intercountry Adoptions Finalized Abroad

Effect and Recognition of a Foreign Adoption Decree

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Readoption After an Intercountry Adoption

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Application for a U.S. Birth Certificate

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.


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