Who May Adopt, Be Adopted, or Place a Child for Adoption - Oklahoma

Date: January 2020

Who May Adopt

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 10, § 7503-1.1

The following persons may adopt:

  • A husband and wife jointly if both are at least age 21
  • Either the husband or wife if his or her spouse is a parent or relative of the child
  • A married person who is legally separated and at least age 21
  • An unmarried person who is at least age 21

Who May Be Adopted

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 10, §§ 7503-1.1; 7507-1.1

The following persons may be adopted:

  • A child
  • An adult with his or her consent or the consent of his or her guardian

Who May Place a Child for Adoption

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 10, §§ 7503-2.1; 7501-1.3

The following persons may consent to the adoptive placement or permanently relinquish the child for adoption:

  • The father, mother, or parents of the adoptee who, at the time of the adoption, hold parental rights
  • A legal guardian or guardian ad litem
  • The Department of Human Services
  • A licensed child-placing agency