I am trying to find birth parents of my father in law. He was born in Richmond Va on Dec 12, 1927. His birth mother's name was Mandy. Do not know her last name or the name of father. He was adopted by Stephen W. Nowlin in Hopewell and named Charles F. Nowlin. We were told it was a closed adoption and records sealed. Does anyone know how to file in the courts to have file opened? Any help would be appreciated.