The Blast has a post about a man who is having second thoughts about adopting his soon to be ex wife’s daughter.
He then apparently told his wife that he was afraid to adopt their daughter because 1. he’d have to pay child support, and 2. the ensuing divorce would shatter the family they’re trying to create. When he told her all this, he says she had a panic attack and claims he’s just putting her back in control of her ex-husband.
Even before she showed her hand too soon by filing for divorce, he should have considered the foolishness of what he was planning on doing. Legally adopting the girl creates a cash incentive for the girl’s mother to eject yet another father from the girl’s life. Why would a man do such a thing to an innocent child?