Apr 26, 2012, 10:28 AM
I am getting married this summer. My fiance has raised my son as his own for 6 yrs with no contact or support from my sons father. I do have a child support order in place even though he has payed for a total of 3 months out of 10 years. When I called the state of Illinois they said I have to pay $1,000 to stop the child support order even though he is going to be adopted. Why do I have to pay that? won"t the order be void once the adoption is complete? And if not his biological father is the one who requested that he adopt my son so he doesn"t have to pay support so shouldn"t he pay? I feel it is unfair to make us pay when we have been struggling for so many years without help. Is there any way to do this without it costing me the adoption fees and a huge fee to stop the order?