Yes, Oklahoma Law Does Allow for Adult Adoption
Video Transcribed: Adult adoption in Oklahoma? I’m Tulsa Oklahoma Adoption Attorney James Wirth, and we’re about to talk about adult adoption. So yes, Oklahoma law does allow for adult adoption. The person being adopted does not have to be a minor in Oklahoma, and actually completing an adult adoption can be much simpler than the adoption of a minor.
That requires notices to many other people and a lot more background information for the courts to get it granted. Also, the laws in Oklahoma are not that strict, they’re pretty lax in regards to granting an adult adoption. Compared to some other states, it can be quite simple in Oklahoma.
And the judge does have a lot of discretion in whether to grant an adoption or not. But there’s not a lot of requirements on the judge to make sure these things are present in order to grant one. Essentially any adult can adopt any other adult, so long as they have a good reason.
They don’t have fraudulent intent or something like that for wanting it granted. And then the court just has to find that it’s in the best interest of those parties. And that’s pretty much the minimal requirements for an adult adoption in Oklahoma.
If that’s something that you are considering or looking into, you’re going to want to talk to an attorney about your specific circumstances. And how that may fit with the statutory scheme, and what a judge may do or not do on it. For that, you can go to makelaweasy.com to talk to somebody in my office. Again, that is at makelaweasy.com.