When I was around 10-12 (don't remember exactly), my now ex stepmom adopted me. My mom never wanted to let her, but as she (stepmom) herself has put it, "I have a lot of money, and I will always win", so my mom was left with little choice. I am now 23, and live with my mom. It bothers me that there's still a paper that says my ex step-mom is legally my mother, and I want it changed. Is this possible?
As a general rule adoptions are permanent. There are narrow circumstances where one may be reversed, but nothing in your post suggests to me that you would fall in that category. In addition, your biological mother had to sign away her rights and the money your stepmother had would have very little to do with the matter. There are some missing facts from your scenario. If it makes you feel more comfortable, recommend you speak to a local family law attorney.
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Most (maybe all) states permit adult adoptions. You need to consult with a Virginia adoption attorney, but I think that is going to be your solution here. You won't need your stepmom's consent and you can take the adoption decree to get your birth certificate and all other legal documents changed.
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