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This section has information about Paternity in Oklahoma.
Use this form if you are a custodial person (CP), noncustodial parent (NCP), the attorney for either, or an authorized person, to request the custodial person's or the noncustodial parent's address of record.
Termination may be voluntary or involuntary. Birth parents who wish to place their children for adoption may voluntarily relinquish their rights.When addressing whether parental rights should be terminated involuntarily, most States require that a court determine is unfit and severing the parent-child relationship is in the child’s best interests.
These questions are about when a child is born to parents who are not married to each other and an Acknowledgement of Paternity has not been completed.
List of several questions and answers on paternity addressing questions for mothers of children not married to the other parent.
Parents have to provide care for the child such as food, shelter, and protection. If a parent has not been able to fulfill the responsibilities of being a parent, they can be terminated as a caregiver in a process called “termination of parental rights.” When this occurs, the parent is severed from all decision making in the child’s life.
When you had your 18th birthday, you became an adult by law. This information is to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an adult.
As a community service, the OBA does provide a directory of its attorney members who have given their permission to have their names published in the Oklahoma Find A Lawyer directory at Oklahoma Find A Lawyer. There you can search by both geographic area or by a lawyer's practice area.