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We adopted an Autistic boy who was 19 last year. When we did Help at Home changed our pay for our help with him basically we went from 70 hrs. of care to 40 hrs. State rule but they did not tell us of the change til we adopted. Can we reverse the adoption for a small fee and Logan can keep our last name?
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I am very sorry to hear about this situation. On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and this is one of these times. I understand that hearing things less than optimal is not easy, and I empathize. Thanks in advance for not "shooting the messenger."
There exists no legal means to "reverse" an adoption - this is simply not an option. Once a parent adopts a child, they are their legal parents, and there is no way to reverse or appeal this ruling by the Court.
What the state did may have been unethical. However, that does not void the adoption - the adoption is pretty much finalized. I am very sorry.
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