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    Feb 12, 2012, 08:51 AM
    My children's mother let her new husband adopt my children without my consent
    I have not seen my children for almost 4 years. My ex girlfriend and I had 2 kids together and things didn't work out. We decided to go our separate ways and that it was best for the children but promised I would still see them. She allowed me to see them every now until one day she told me she was leaving and wasn't going to tell me where she was moving with her new husband. Ever since then I have been trying to track her down, I now know she is in Washington and she has stated that her new husband adopted my children without me signing any type of paperwork. So basically my kids were taking right from under me and she will not accept the gifts I get for them or even a call over the phone. Please help
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    Feb 12, 2012, 08:56 AM
    You need to find out where the adoption took place. Were you on a fathers registry? Did you file anything when she left without telling you? Did you report it as a kidnapping?
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    Feb 12, 2012, 09:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by kc222c View Post
    ... I now know she is in Washington and she has stated that her new husband adopted my children without me signing any type of paperwork. ...
    There are two possibilities:
    1. She is lying to you: no adoption took place.
    2. She lied to the court by saying she did not know who you were, or how to contact you.


    If I were you I would
    • immediately contact the law enforcement agency in Washington and have them investigate whether she has committed a crime such as custodial interference (child-napping); and, at the same time,
    • contact an attorney in Washington about going to court for the purpose of obtaining custody &/or setting aside any fraudulently obtained adoption decree.
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    Feb 12, 2012, 09:12 AM
    They may or may not investigate depending on the timeline. From the OP's statements of sending gifts it appears the OP has had the knowlage of the whereabouts for awhile.
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    Feb 12, 2012, 09:47 AM
    I would immediately follow AK's advice. It is possible, though, that you may have made a mistake by not doing so immediately. I would also consult an attorney to see about overturning the adoption. Usually, that is very difficult, but in this case, since it won't be a matter of taking the children away from their home, it should be possible.

    Please keep us posted.

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