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As far as I know, she was formally adopted.
Thank you for your follow-up, Paula.If that is the case then an adoption is deemed to be final because it legally 'severs' the rights from your spouse and transfers those rights to the new party (the new parent). Such an adoption can no longer be challenged as your spouse is no longer the legal parent. If he simply signed his rights but the child still remained his, my answer would be very different since that would permit him to potentially refile and seek parental rights. But here parental rights no longer exist.My apologies but at this point your spouse would not be able to regain his rights short of seeking his own adoption of the child (which would be able to be contested by the other parties).Good luck.