Norman, OK asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma

Q: If a parent voluntarily gave up custody of their child to the grandparents, can they get child back

If a parent voluntarily gave up custody of their child and allowed the grandparents to adopt, can the child come live with them if they choose at age 12? Or come live with them again at all?

2 Lawyer Answers
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
Answered
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Norman, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: If a child is adopted the parent's rights are terminated.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: In a short answer, No and yes. You can no longer get the child back as your children because your rights have been terminated. If the child wants, and if the child's legal parents (your parents it appears) choose to let the child stay with you, that is their right as the parents, however, in that situation a guardianship of convenience should also be filed so that you can act in an emergency situation. But bottom line, they will always be the child's parents in the eyes of the law unless for some reason they get terminated, at which time the child becomes a ward of the state unless someone else adopts them.

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