Unregulated Custody Transfers of Adopted Children - Oklahoma

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Definitions

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Prohibited or Required Actions Regarding Custody

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 10, § 700

By a properly executed power of attorney for a period not to exceed 1 year, a parent or legal custodian of a child may delegate to another person any of the powers regarding the care and custody of the child, except the power to consent to marriage or adoption of the child, the performance of an abortion on the child, or the termination of parental rights to the child. A delegation of powers under this section shall not deprive the parent of any parental or legal authority regarding the care and custody of the child.

The parent or legal custodian of the child shall have the authority to revoke or withdraw the power of attorney at any time. If the delegation of authority lasts longer than 1 year, the parent or legal custodian of the child shall execute a new power of attorney for each additional year that the delegation exists.

Exceptions

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Consequences

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 10, § 700

A power of attorney executed by a parent or legal custodian shall not constitute abandonment, abuse, or neglect as defined in title 10A, § 1-1-105, unless the parent or legal custodian fails to make contact or execute a new power of attorney after the 1-year time limit has elapsed.