The Judge Can Look at the Age of the Parties in Making That Determination
Video Transcribed: Does the age of the adoptive parents matter in adult adoption? I’m Tulsa Adoption Attorney, James Wirth and we’re talking about adult adoptions and the requirements. I talked about it in another video, there are not a lot of requirements under Oklahoma law. It’s fairly wide open on who can adopt, and there is no requirement regarding age. Statute says nothing about that, common law says nothing about that.
The person adopting the other adult could be younger, there’s no requirement against that. So, the only place where it does factor in is in the standard that the court uses, which is that the adoption must be in the best interest of the parties involved.
So, could the judge look at the age of the parties in making that determination? Sure. There’s no rule that says you can’t, but there’s no dead set rule related to the ages. So, that’s just one factor of many that the court could use in deciding whether it’s in the best interest of the statutes.
So, when it comes down to does age matters, it could to the judge a little bit, but there are no hard rules about it in the statute. There’s no prohibition that says that the person adopting has to be older. So, what needs to be considered when you’re deciding whether to move forward with an adult adoption is that it’s not a requirement that has to be that way.
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