Oklahoma Adoption Questions & Answers

Q: My son is from Oklahoma and has been put up for adoption.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
This is going to be fact dependant. Best answer is contact an Oklahoma attorney and fully explain what has happened up to this point and then they will be able to explain your options.

Q: Foster parent mistreating their adopted 17 year old. Enslaving her to do his business for very minimum pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Employment Law, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Jason Perkins' answer
If you feel that the child is being harmed you should contact DHS and speak with an attorney about what other options you have available.

Q: My husband and I were given a family friends 9 year old little boy Oct 2017 to live with us permanently and raise with

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
This is too involved yo adequately address in this forum. You need to immediately meet with an attorney to review this situation and discuss your options.

Q: Is there a way to become a legal guardian of my stepdaughter? We haven’t heard from her mother in like 7 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Lindsey Willis Andrews' answer
The best answer is to consult with an attorney regarding current guardianship laws and what is an appropriate filing in this circumstance.

Q: My husband and I want to adopt our nieces. Currently my parents have full custody of them. What should we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 22, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in Tennessee , for help with this problem if an adoption is pending there, or to help file one for you.

Q: My husband and I want to adopt our nieces. Currently my parents have full custody of them. What should we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 9, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in their area in Tennessee for help with this problem. Since the kids are there, that's where an adoption must be filed. You can also contact their DHS Caseworker and express your concern about drug use, and let them know about your desire to adopt.

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Q: after two years in foster care an my children haven't been adopted yet an Ive made significant changes can i get them

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 6, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
This is really a question under Texas adoption law since your case is there. Ask it in the Texas forum. Good luck.

Q: how do i give full custody of my new born or allow my mom to adopt in oklahoma my baby daddy agrees with the arangement

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 4, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
The adoption process is very complicated, and requires a lawyer to do it. Your mom should hire an experienced family law attorney to help her ASAP. In the mean time, just voluntarily let Mom take care of your baby. I think it's great that you care enough about your baby to see that it's cared for by someone who can provide better care than you can. Good luck to you all.

Q: Me and my fiance have parental rights but dont have custody and dhs said no about adoption to brother although approved.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 1, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You have a very complicated situation, which cannot be properly answered here. You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem and advise you on the DHS issues. Good luck.

Q: I’m a mother to a 4 year old girl and her father hasn’t seen her but twice when she was a new born and hasn’t seen her

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 27, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
When a child is adopted, parental rights and child support are terminated. However since he is paying child support, he must be notified of the proposed adoption. I'll bet he will consent to it since he has shown no interest in the child.

You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this adoption.

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Q: My son was adopted October of last year my rights were terminated and I finally talked to the father who didn't know

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 17, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Adoption is a very complicated legal process, and I need much more information than you provided to give you a good answer. You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this adoption problem.

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Q: I was being considered to have my grandchildren placed with me from Texas. Is dui in last five years a denial?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 30, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Probably not, but not sure about Texas standards. Call a Texas attorney.

Q: Oklahoma back child support/ non-biolgical father wants to adopt

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 27, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Yes, you will be able to adopt her. The bio dad shouldn't be a problem. You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this adoption .

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Q: If your mom adopted a kid but now does it want it can I can I get custody of it

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 26, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
There are many factors in awarding custody. If your mom will voluntarily let you have custody now, try it for a while without paperwork. Then You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem. Good luck.

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Q: How to request legal cousnel due to income to reapond to petition for adpotion in oklahoma where they say no constent ne

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Gosh, sorry you are so far away from McIntosh County. First, I would ask the Judge to appoint an attorney for you. Before doing this however, you should phone some attorneys who practice in that county, and see if you can hire them with a down payment you can afford, and a payment plan for the balance. Standing to lose all rights to your children is an important right, and if you are indigent, and unable to hire an attorney on your own, one should be appointed for you. If for some reason the...

Q: I'm 15 do I have a say so where I wanna live and choose where my siblings live with a family member we r being fostered

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 8, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Your best bet is to discuss this with your DHS caseworker and see what the DHS attitude is about what you want. Also ask when the next Court date is scheduled, and tell them you want to be there. The Judge should have appointed an Attorney or Guardian Ad Litem for you, and perhaps even a CASA worker. Contact them for help too. Good Luck to you, and YOUR family. Best wishes for a much better New Year. GJD

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Q: If you sign over your rights and you have another child will they take it automatically

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
There is no "Automatic" taking of a child from a mother. At the time of the birth there have to be conditions with the mother and her home situation which pose a danger to the child in order for DHS to intervene, and take the child, then you would be entitled to a hearing, and a court appointed lawyer if you could not hire one on your own. Good Luck.

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Q: My 16 yr Daughter wants to terminate her fathers rights and have my husband adopt her. How hard and costly would this be

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 26, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Yes, it appears your child is available for adoption. Sorry I didn't see this question earlier. In my experience, about $2500 is the minimum fee an attorney would charge for adoption, but in your case perhaps a little more, since two cases must be filed. The case to terminate his rights, then the adoption. Good Luck.

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