Oklahoma man finds out he’s a father on Facebook; State Supreme Court sides with dad

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OKLAHOMA – Is a Facebook message an adequate way to notify a guy he’s going to be a dad?

That was the question answered by a recent Oklahoma Supreme Court Case, and it could have far-reaching implications for father’s rights in our state.

The case centered around Billy McCall who had a three-month relationship with a woman.

After they broke up, McCall says she realized she was pregnant with his baby and sent him a Facebook message letting him know.

McCall says he never got that message and didn’t find out about his daughter until she’d been put up for adoption after her birth.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently ruled in McCall’s favor, basically saying Facebook is not sufficient to meet the requirements of due process.

McCall is still facing a court battle to gain guardianship of his daughter who has been living with her adoptive parents her entire two years of life.

 

 

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