I am a college student and currently do not live with my biological parents or my adoptive mother (my maternal grandmother). I reside with my boyfriend and his grandparents as I attend University. However, I was adopted as an adult, one month after I turned 18, by my grandmother. She adopted me with the false pretense that she was "helping me get into college" and that my father had abandoned me. She has since then refused to support me for my education, refused to provide information for FASFA and I have to appeal as an independent every semester. I have not lived with her since Fall 2016 and she disowned me entirely after calling me vulgar names for dating my now boyfriend. I have not heard from her since Spring 2017.
I am at my wits end. I am a hardworking student who cannot stand the looming threat of her destroying my life and peace of mind on a daily basis. She adopted me out of a false sense of love for me and hate towards my biological father. I planned on waiting until I married to fix the adult adoption, but now it has become so difficult and has broken my Dad's heart.
If she committed fraud, you could file a motion with the court and set forth the fraud that was committed and ask the court to reopen the matter. As an adult your consent was required and if you gave it under false pretenses you can attempt to withdraw that consent. I would encourage you to do so with the assistance of an attorney and not attempt this on your own.
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Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear of your circumstances. Did the adoption take place in Indiana? Is your father still living? Do you still have a relationship with him such that he would want to adopt you?
You should definitely consult with an experienced and competent adoption attorney. I have been assisting with adoptions for nearly 33 years and my practice is limited to adoption. Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] There is no cost for our communication. I look forward to hearing from you.
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