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Secure Your Parental Rights Through Adoption

When you decide to bring a child into your life, it is the unconditional love, support, care, guidance and attention you provide that makes you a parent. Adoption is the formal process by which you secure your legal right to parent, acknowledge your legal obligation to support the child and give them legal rights of their own.

At Postic & Bates in Oklahoma City, we work with families and their adoption agencies to help finalize international adoptions, complete the process of re-adoption and handle the legal details of planned domestic adoptions. Our care and attention to detail ensures that your process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Why Parents Should Consider Re-Adoption

In Oklahoma, courts recognize legal adoption decrees issued by foreign government bodies. This means that if your adoption was completed and finalized in another country, Oklahoma law also considers you to be the legal parent of that child.

Re-adoption is a process in which you adopt a child a second time, this time in front of a U.S. court judge. Upon completion of the process, you are issued a certificate of foreign birth printed in English. While it may not be necessary to re-adopt a child in every situation, there are many benefits, including:

  • Changing your child's name in state and on citizenship documents
  • Changing your child's date of birth when medical evidence contradicts the date listed on the foreign certificate
  • Guaranteeing your child's right to inherit from you in all states should you or the child relocate
  • Making it easier to enroll in schools with strict application processes or that require a domestic final order
  • Making it easier to obtain a driver's license
  • Securing your child's legal rights in states that do not recognize foreign adoption decrees

Contact Us For Legal Assistance With Your Adoption

Whether you need a lawyer to help finalize an international adoption or simply have questions about how we can help you, please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation.

You can reach our attorneys by calling 405-814-6524, toll free at 800-575-6838 or by sending us an email.

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