I'm in the middle of stepparent adoption. The other parent has consented but my adoption was denied because of my criminal past from 12 years ago.i am taking it to trial hoping the judge can over rule it? The child has lived with me 11 years I have financially supported her all those years. The absent parent has been gone for 8 years with no contact. The social worker found him and got a content signed. What are my chances the judge will overturn the adoption?