Back in December, I detailed my quest to become unadopted. Based on advice I received online and in correspondence with other adoptees, I decided to make direct contact with the Court where my adoption was finalized, and ask the current Judge to set aside the ruling.
I gathered my evidence, which included the letter and e-mails I received from the State's Adoption Records agency, copies of death certificates/notices for both adoptive and birth parents, a newspaper article detailing an adoption in Florida which was set aside a few years ago, and scanned diary entries from the time of my adoption, in which I laid out my unhappiness and despair.
In all, there were a dozen pages, including a carefully-crafted two-page letter presenting the facts and arguing my case. Approximately two weeks later, a large envelope arrived from the Court. Inside was all the documentation I'd carefully put together, along with this letter:
|Short, but not so sweet.|
I refuse to stop trying for an annulment, because I believe it's my absolute right, as an adult, to decide whether or not I want to continue being a party to a contract signed on my behalf but to which I did not agree.
I'm not sure what my next steps will be, but I'm not giving up.