Can I revoke my rights as an adoptive parent?

Asked 4 months ago - Liberty, NY

My ex wife & I adopted our children in October. Back in August of that same year, she told our adult children she was going to leave the marriage after the adoption & the holidays. By January she did........now I am being dragged into court by CPS for something she did. She receives close to $1,000 a month per child (3). We agreed that I would not pay support (but send money for school clothes, holidays, birthdays, etc. The court is ordering me to pay back support...my argument with the court is that the adoption was under false pretenses. Do I have any recourse?

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  1. David Ivan Bliven

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    Answered . You can always try filing a motion with the Adoption Judge asking to rescind the adoption. It seems to me the odds are extremely unlikely you'd prevail, as adoptions are intended to be permanent. Schedule a consult with a Family Law attorney in your area.

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  2. Stephen Ross Cohen

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    Answered . No, you screwed up, why should the children suffer?

    My name is Stephen R. Cohen and have practiced since 1974. I practice in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.... more

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