What Happens to an Adopted Child During Divorce?

March 06, 2023

Divorces of any type become much more complex when children are involved. Whether the children are biological or adopted, custody and guardianship must be carefully considered. If you have adopted one or more children and you are considering divorce, your rights will be the exact same as if you were the child’s biological parent. Read… Read more »

Legal Considerations When Adopting or Putting Up for Adoption

January 23, 2023

Adoption is a rewarding and fantastic way to grow your family. Besides placing an abused or neglected foster child in a loving, forever home, adoption can also impact birth parents, extended family, adoptive parents, and your community. However, the adoption process isn’t easy. It involves home and reference checks, waiting periods, paperwork, etc. These considerations… Read more »

2023 Guide to Stepparent Adoption in Oklahoma

January 09, 2023

It’s common for stepparents to play an active role in the lives of their partner’s children. In some cases, a stepparent may be interested in adopting their stepchildren and becoming their legal parent. If you’re interested in adopting your stepchild and want to learn more about step parent adoption in Oklahoma, you should talk with… Read more »

Oklahoma Resources Available for Those That Have Recently Adopted

December 19, 2022

Adoption can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Thankfully, Oklahoma offers many adoption resources for parents and adoptive children. Lisa R. Howard, P.L.L.C. focuses her practice in adoptions and guardianships and provides post adoption services to families throughout Oklahoma. Financial Assistance If you’ve adopted a child from foster care, you may be… Read more »

Realistic Timelines in Stepparent Adoptions

December 05, 2022

Those who are interested in adopting in Oklahoma should understand that the adoption process can take some time. While adopting a child in foster care may take over a year from the time the child enters your home, many step parent adoptions are quicker and simpler. Whether you are a stepparent wishing to adopt your… Read more »

Reducing Stress During the Adoption Process in Oklahoma

November 21, 2022

There are many options available to you when it comes to adoption. However, the adoption process can cause stress for many reasons. There are many decisions to be made, and often, it can feel as though you are not sure what the right decision is. Also, the emotional adjustment comes with adding a new member… Read more »

Common Requirements for Adoption in Oklahoma

November 07, 2022

Adoption is a big decision for the adopter, the adoptee(s), and the biological parents. It is common for adoption to be positive, life-changing experience for both parties. It’s wise to talk with one of the adoption lawyers OKC, Lisa R. Howard before beginning the adoption process. Here, we will cover adoption requirements and other considerations… Read more »

Is It Possible To Adopt Someone Over 18 in Oklahoma?

October 24, 2022

You might think that adoption is only for children. However, an adult can adopt another adult in Oklahoma. In fact, an adult may be adopted by another adult so long as the adopting adult(s) agrees to it. If adults decide to move forward with this, a court will review the matter and ensure that it… Read more »

Differences Between an Open Adoption and a Closed Adoption

October 10, 2022

An adoption arrangement has a lifetime impact on your relationship with your child. Most important in open adoption or closed adoption is deciding what will have the best effect on your children’s lives. Many adopted children seek contact with their birth parents as adults. Adoption records in Oklahoma can unseal at age 18. Oklahoma adoptive… Read more »

Can My Partner Adopt My Child if We are Not Married?

September 05, 2022

Complications in the issue of adoption can lead to many debates over the legality of adopting another person’s child — your partner’s child. The law has made it clear that an unmarried couple in Oklahoma cannot legally adopt a child together. However, once a couple is married the stepparent can adopt their spouse’s child. If… Read more »

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