Technically, under the law, if the inheritance vested before the adoption, the adoption did not deprive the child of that inheritance. If the adoption preceded the "inheritance," then the child was no longer the decedent's "child" at the time of the inheritance.
One might think that, but a child needs to eat. The law doesn't allow a biological father to announce that he won't pay child support because he's "not ready" to be a father. So no, that, by itself, isn't enough.
In Columbus, call Tom Tebeau. (706) 327-115.
Yeah, you have to legitimize, or else legally, you're not the child's father, and thus cannot object to the adoption. What your "chances" might be after that, with or without a lawyer, is hard to say, because the law gives judges pretty wide discretion in such cases. An adoption agency likely has a lawyer knowledgeable and experienced in adoption, so going it without your own could get tough. We can't quote fees in AVVO, and I don't really handle those kinds of cases anyway, but just ballpark, I'd say you'd get well into 4 figures if you seek to fight it.
This question seems to have been somehow specially proffered to me, but I don't do surrogacy, so I cannot answer it.
Your closest adoption attorneys would be Tom Tebeau in Columbus and Chris Ambrose down in Thomasville.
Hoo, boy, that's a mess. In your adoption action, was any notice given of it to the SC grandma? (Because it should have been.)
There's no need to transfer jurisdiction for that. He can sign stuff in WA.
He CAN, yes, but that doesn't mean there will be no fight over it.
Chris Ambrose in Thomasville or Tom Tebeau in Columbus are the closest options for you that I know of. It's true that this is not a good candidate for do-it-yourself work. Trying to cut the legal fees in half here could easily cause the need for multiple legal fees later.