Im trying to get my mother's adoption records opened so I can finally get the original birth certificate of her and then documents on her mother. All I know from non identfying information I could get a few years ago, is that her mother was born in Ireland. That means I have Irish citizenship after I go register in the foreign births registry. The Problem is that because of a 1977 law in my state, its nearly impossible to have adoption records unsealed unless there is a compelling reason to do so. One of the reasons they will give unseal it is (1) That there are inheritance rights which are or may be due from his biological parents. Would citizenship by descent count as an inheritance automatically, or would I have to get a lawyer to argue it in court?