I was a child who was. Adopted by my parents when I was 16. I am now 23 and I want to reverse the adoption and reclaim

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Customer: Hi! I was a child who was. Adopted by my foster parents when I was 16. I am now 23 and I want to reverse the adoption and reclaim my original birth certificate. What are the steps to do this?
JA: What state are you in? Adoption law varies by location.
Customer: I am in the state of California but it took place in Alabama.
JA: Do the biological parents consent to the adoption?
Customer: No.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: There’s nothing else. Thank you!
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I'm a Just Answer legal expert with nearly 20 years of experience.

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Your question is very important to me. We're going to do our very best to get you the help you need today and get this resolved for you. We are migrating to a new system to better serve you, so there might be a delay in my responses. Your patience is greatly appreciated - and I assure you I will always be back to answer follow up questions.

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Thank you Olivia!
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Happy to help :)

So, I'm afraid you're not going to much like what I have to say but, basically, there's no way to 'reclaim' something like that - at least not to my knowledge

Once you were adopted, you became the legal child of the person/people who adopted you - so you would need to do a new adoption (by your biological family) in order to be their child again (legally speaking, that is).

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That's still really good news to me because that means that I can still accomplish what I want
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How do I begin doing that? Also, I am really hoping that it will not have to involve my adoptive parents.
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Will it have to involve them?
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Olivia, Expert

Well, so you don't really have to 'involve' them.

If you're an adult, you can decide whether you want to be adopted by another adult. You wouldn't need the consent of your adoptive parents to do that.

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That sounds perfect to me! Thank you so much Olivia!
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Would you be able to help me with the new adoption?
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Does it matter which state the new adoption is accomplished in?
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Happy to help :) If you obtain the forms from the court and you have questions about completing them, I'm always  happy to help.

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Thank you for your help Olivia! I really appreciate it!
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You're so very welcome! It was my pleasure. If I can clarify anything else for you or if you need anything at all in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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