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Oklahoma. We'd night DHs put a friend of mines newborn baby in my care. If she signs over custody to me, how hard is that and will that then close the DHS case because he will no longer be in her custody. Or can you even do that since they say he is in DHS custody? I am safe place in plan. I mean she isn't terminated so she should be allowed to say yes I want my child w this family

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This makes number 4 for her. She has none of them and agrees it's his best interest for him to be somewhere. I pray she can do what she says but I don't see it happening. With custody I know he will be taken care of

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To do this right, you will need to apply with the family courts to become this child's guardian. Oklahoma law states that "when it appears necessary or convenient," a guardian may be appointed over a minor. A judge decides what is "necessary or convenient" in each individual situation, focusing on the overall well-being of the child. The most common example of "necessary and convenient" is a biological parent's inability to care for the child.

See this link to understand the process and view a copy of the petition that needs to be filed.

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