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Navigating the Adult Adoption Process in Oklahoma

Understanding the Adult Adoption Process

Hi, I’m Lindsey McDowell, an attorney in Oklahoma. If you’re considering adult adoption, it’s important to understand the legal process involved. While adult adoption may appear to be a relatively straightforward process, there are still several steps that must be followed.

The first step is to file a petition for adoption in the county where the adoptive parents reside. The adult being adopted must either agree to the adoption or have their guardian agree on their behalf. Additionally, if the adopting individual is married, their spouse must also consent to the adoption.

The Role of the Court in Adult Adoption

Once the petition has been filed, the court will hold a hearing to determine whether the adoption is in the best interests of the adult being adopted. If the court decides that the adoption is in the best interests of the adult, there should not be any major issues with the adoption process.

It’s important to note that the court may require additional information or documentation before making a decision. This is why it’s always a good idea to have an experienced attorney on your side throughout the adoption process.

Changing the Birth Certificate

After the adult adoption has been approved by the court, the state registrar will issue an amended birth certificate showing the adoptive parents as the mother and father on the adopted adult’s birth certificate. This means that the original birth certificate will be replaced with a new one reflecting the adoptive parents’ names.

If you’re interested in learning more about adult adoption or have questions about the process, please contact me at makelaweasy.com for a free consultation.

Ready to Start the Adult Adoption Process?

If you’re ready to start the adult adoption process, I can help you navigate the legal system and ensure that your adoption is successful. Contact me, an adult adoption lawyer in Mayes, Oklahoma, at makelaweasy.com or give me a call at (918) 879-1681 to schedule a free consultation. I’m here to help you every step of the way.

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