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December 8, 2023

If my child was conceived from rape, can the offender's rights be terminated?

If your child was conceived as the result of rape, you can file a petition to terminate the offender’s parental rights. If, after a hearing, the judge believes that you have proven your case, the offender’s rights can be terminated.1

In addition, the offender’s rights can be terminated based on a conviction in criminal court of rape or rape by instrumentation, regardless of whether or not it resulted in your child being conceived.2

10A O.S. § 1-4-904(11)
10A O.S. § 1-4-904(8)(b)

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