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 Based upon Miss. Code Ann. 93-17-7 (1994), only a natural parent has a statutory right to object to the adoption of a child. In re J.J.G., 736 So. 2d 1037, 1040 (Miss. 1999). Also, there is a six-month statute of limitations for challenging final adoptions. Miss. Code Ann. 93-17-15 (1994). The adoption of children is sacred, and the finality of adoptions is of the utmost necessity. However, when dealing with the adoption of an adult the situation is vastly different. States have found that the heirs of a deceased person who adopted an adult do have standing to attack the adoption. In re Sewall , 242 Cal. App. 2d 208, 51 Cal.Rptr. 367, 378 (Cal. Ct. App.1966); Greene v. Fitzpatrick, 220 Ky. 590, 295 S.W. 896 (Ky. 1927); Raymond v. Cooke, 226 Mass. 326, 115 N.E. 423 (Mass. 1917). 


Courts also have the inherent power to vacate a judgment at a subsequent term of court when the judgment is void because of fraud in its acquisition. Whiteway Fin. Co. v. Parker, 226 So. 2d 903, 904 (Miss. 1969).  

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