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Oklahoma Adoption Laws

Adoption is a joyous occasion for the prospective adoptive parents and the child, but there are several legal hurdles that can complicate the process. States regulate the adoption process, requirements for adults who wish to adopt, consent requirements for adoptees, home residency requirements, and other factors relating to adoption.

This article discusses Oklahoma adoption laws.

Oklahoma Adoption Laws

The following table provides a brief overview of Oklahoma adoption laws.

Code Section Tit.10 § 7501-1.1, et seq. of the Oklahoma Statutes
Who May Be Adopted Any person; any adult with his consent
Age that Child's Consent Needed 12 years and older.
Who May Adopt Husband and wife, or either if other spouse is the parent of the child; unmarried person 21 years or older; married person 21 years or older who is legally separated from a spouse.
Home Residency Required Prior to Finalization of Adoption? 6 months, discretionary
State Agency/Court Department of Human Services/District
Statute of Limitations to Challenge 1 year

Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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Oklahoma Adoption Laws: Related Resources

State standards and regulations concerning adoption can be complex and are subject to change. You can visit FindLaw's Adoption Laws section to review some of these laws and get a more general overview in our Adoption section.

Get Legal Help With an Adoption

Adoption can be a complicated process. There are many state and federal laws that govern adoption. An attorney will help you navigate these laws. They will help review your case, provide helpful legal advice, and advocate for you and your future child.

If you would like legal assistance with an adoption case, you can find an experienced Oklahoma adoption attorney in your area to schedule a consultation.

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