Coppell, TX asked in Adoption and Divorce for Oklahoma

Q: Will a divorce hinder adoption?

My wife and I have had a guardianship of a little boy for almost 6 years. We filed adoption almost 2 years ago, bio mom signed consent. Bio dad showed up to 1 of 3 mediations and 30% of visitations.

Divorce looks imminent for us, but we want to make sure our boy is safe with us.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Technically, if the adoption is not final before you divorce then it will become an issue, as the statute does not allow two single people to adopt the same child. It can be one person or one married couple. If you get divorced after the adoption is final then you will have custody questions just like with any other child. Contact an adoption attorney and/or family law attorney to help you through these obstacles.

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