First, congratulations on turning your life around!
Legally, you cannot go to court and challenge the adoption. Adoptions are generally permanent. If her adoptive parents were not willing to let her go, you would be without legal recourse to get her back.
However, since her adoptive parents are willing to allow her to come live with you, it is perfectly legal to do so. To effect a legal transfer of rights with respect to your daughter, there are a few options.
The first and probably cheapest way to do this would be for the adoptive parents to sign guardianship
papers which would consent to the court making you your child's legal guardians. In Arizona guardianship proceedings are done in the Superior Court in your county. This is considered to be a probate case. Once the court entered an order making you your child's legal guardian, you would have the right to make parental decisions for her such as enrolling her in school, consenting to medical treatment, etc. Her adoptive parents would still legally be her parents (she would be able to inherit from them, etc.). But you would have parental rights
over her as well.
A more expensive route would be for her adoptive parents to consent to allowing you to adopt
your daughter. Again, this is a court case, similar to what you went through before, only this time by consent. This would allow you to be her legal parents and would sever all parental rights that her adoptive parents have.
With either option you will likely want to retain an attorney locally to assist you through the process.
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