Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions - Oklahoma

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Jurisdiction

Citation: Rev. Stat. Tit. 10, § 7502-1.1

Jurisdiction over proceedings to terminate parental rights and proceedings for the adoption of a minor commenced pursuant to the Oklahoma Adoption Code shall be governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act as provided in §§ 551-101 through 551-402 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Venue

Citation: Rev. Stat. Tit. 10, § 7502-1.2

Proceedings for adoption may be brought in the district court in the county where the petitioners or the child to be adopted resides, in Tulsa County or in Oklahoma County, or where termination proceedings took place, at the election of the petitioners.