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how can i set aside my stepparent adoption ?
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how can i set aside my stepparent adoption ?

my wife kept asking me to adopt her daughter, so finally i adopted her daughter, then about 6 months after the adoption was finished. she moved in with another man and now i am currently $13,000 behind on child support. she only wanted me to adopt her daughter so she could collect child support from me. we are divorced. step parent adoptions should be made illegal. is there any law to protect me? i adopted my wifes step daughter thinking this would make my wife happy and also i believed that our marriage would last forever. it was my fault for getting myself into this situation. the reason im $13,000 dollars behind on child support is that my wife moved in with her boyfriend and our divorce took over 1 year to get settled and the judge rewarded her with back child support while she was living with another man for over 1 year. i should mention this as well, when we were married i let her know my email password so she could read my emails, but when she moved out she got a protection order on me and then used my email account to send herself threatning letters to herself, then she took 5 emails she sent herself into the county sherrifs office and 2 deputies came to my house and handcuffed me and charged me with 5 counts of violating a protection order. after an investigation was completed they determined that those threatning emails were sent from her boyfriends house and all cha all charges against me were dropped. see what i have to put up with. she hooked me up with child support when the ink on the adoption papers was barely dry and then she frames me with 5 counts of violating a protection order, those charges were later dropped. at least in iran they would have stoned her for commiting adultry.

Google a site called "Dad's House" and see if they have any answers for you. I would love to see more stories like this get the attention they deserve. Step parent adoption isn't all warm and fuzzies like people think it is and they need to know this stuff happens.

Unless you can prove this was fraud then you're pretty much stuck.

You can't and this is one of the problems of step parent adoption. Pay up and just learn to deal with it. I don't think step parent adoption should be made illegal and it would only start the ball rolling to make other types of adoption illegal.

You need a lawyer. If you can prove fraud - that she deliberately tricked you into marriage and adoption for monetary gain - you might be able to get out from under the whole thing. But, not without a lawyer. There are specialists out there now that fight for father's rights and the rights of men in family court. Find one. Immediately. At the very least, you can get the support adjusted and the arrears settled. QUIT WITH THE COMMENTS ABOUT STONING and other derogatory things. I know your mad, but that will only make it worse.

You think it should be illegal? So you want a law to protect you from yourself? Either: file a police report on her for the false charges and use that information to fight her for custody. Then she can pay YOU support. Or: Sue to nullify the adoption saying it was based on fraud. If all that you are saying is true and not just "your side". Take it to court!

This is precisely why I advise stepparents to NOT adopt their partners' children. It's a mess. Sorry, you're stuck. You chose to adopt; you're the kid's father now. Pay up.

George McCasland
First, why are you in arrears? Do you need a modification? Why me on that. As for reversing the adoption, it is done when couples adopt a child that turns out to be a holy terror, so there may be applicable case law. You would need to talk to an adoption attorney. http://Child_Support.Dads-House.org Federal Child Support Enforcement Handbook for Non-Custodial Parents http://ChildSupportRights.org http://ChildSupportQuiz.ChildSupportRights.org To learn a father's rights, join Dads House. It's free to join, access all materials, and you associate with other fathers going through, and have already gone through, the same issues. We have an Educational Manual that teaches everything that needs to be known in addressing your legal issues. Mention your question here when asked why you want to join, as well as your state? http://Dads-House.org

Don't really have an answer for you but I'd guess you're stuck with the child support. -- I don't think they should be made illegal because many people WANT to be the parent .. however you should have though harder about adopting her -- you should have wanted to .. not your wife.

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