Yukon, OK asked in Adoption and Family Law for Oklahoma

Q: How does this protect an adoptee? - In the adoption of Martindale?

Adoption -- one-year statute of limitations for challenging

adoption decrees statutory -- limit to be strictly applied. --

The Arkansas Revised Uniform Adoption Act contains a one-year

statute of limitations for challenging adoption decrees; the

legislature's one-year rule must be applied strictly in order

to ensure that adoption decrees obtained under the law possess

that necessary and required finality so that an adoptive

parent is not freed of the parental obligations he or she has

willingly undertaken; the policy of stability in a family

relationship outweighs the possible loss to the natural parent

whose rights are cut off even in instances of fraud and


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

A: This is an Arkansas case and Arkansas law. You could ask an attorney in Arkansas how it affects adoptions within their state (or connected to their state if it is an ICPC adoption). However, in general it does not affect adoptions in Oklahoma, unless Arkansas is where the baby is born, because then the adoption is technically completed in Arkansas.

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