1216 East Kenosha St PO Box 169 Broken Arrow OK United States 74012
We believe that children deserve equal access to their relatives, both paternal and maternal and this can only be accomplished through significant time with both parents.
We support Equal Parenting legislation on behalf of our children. We support and advocate for parents who are fit, competent, able, and willing to parent their children.
Our objective is to demonstrate that Equal Parenting is most often in the best interests of our children providing that each parent is competent and capable.
There is ample evidence based research which clearly demonstrates the importance of both parents in a child's nurturing and upbringing.
As for clarification of the groups name, we do advocate for shared/equal parenting.
As of this moment in time, Oklahoma does not recognize equally, the rights of those fathers that are not married to the mother.
Under Oklahoma law, the person referred to as a "putative father" is a father of a child born out of wedlock or the father of a child whose mother was married to another person at the time of the birth of the child.
A birth mother is under no obligation to inform the putative father of her pregnancy.
In fact, if a birth mother creates an adoption plan during her pregnancy, she is not required to serve the Notice of Plan for Adoption on the putative father.
If a putative father is served a Notice of Plan for Adoption, he must follow one of the options outlined in the notice.
If he fails to act upon the Notice of Plan for Adoption, his failure to act will be seen by a court as a denial of interest in asserting parental rights and will be sufficient grounds to terminate his parental rights.