Public Notice

PUBLISHED IN THE CLAREMORE DAILY PROGRESS, CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA, DECEMBER 19, 2007.

IN THE DISTRICT COURT

IN AND FOR

ROGERS COUNTY

STATE OF OKLAHOMA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF:

TAYLOR JEAN BELL DOB 04-21-00 a minor child.

CASE NO. FA-06-66

NOTICE OF AWOC HEARING

TO: JOSH BECK UNKNOWN BIOLOGICAL FATHER(S) OF TAYLOR JEAN BELL

On the 3rd day of May 2007, a Petition (amending the August 16, 2006 Petition for Adoption) was filed in his Court for the adoption of Taylor Jean Bell, date of birth, April 21, 2000; and an application has been filed to allow the adoption without the consent of the biological father and said application is set for hearing on the 7th of January, 2008, at the hour of 1:30 o’clock P.M. in the Courtroom of Judge Sheila A. Condren in the Courthouse of Rogers County in Claremore, State of Oklahoma.

Petitioners have alleged in their petition and application that said child is eligible for adoption without your consent in that the biological father of the minor child has willfully failed, refused, or neglected to contribute to the support of the minor child for over a period of twelve (12) consecutive months out of the last fourteen (14) months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for adoption and application for adoption without the biological parents consent, as provided under 10 O.S. Section 7505-4.2(B) and additionally that the biological father has failed to establish and/or maintain a substantial and positive relationship with the minor child for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months out of the last fourteen (14) months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for adoption and the application for adoption without the biological parents consent, as provided under title 10 O.S. Section 7505-4.2(H)(1); and finally, the petitioners have alleged that the biological father has abandoned the minor child, as provided under 10 O.S. Section 7505-4.2(G)

YOU, THEREFORE, ARE NOTIFIED THAT THE COURT WILL HEAR EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF AND IN OPPOSITION TO THE GRANTING OF THE APPLICATION, AT THE TIME AND PLACE SHOWN ABOVE, WHERE YOU WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PRESENT, HAVE AN ATTORNEY AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT SAID TIME AND PLACE, AND HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE APPLICATION AND ADOPTION OF SAID MINOR CHILD. YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AT SAID HEARING SHALL CONSTITUTE A DENIAL OF YOUR INTEREST IN THE CHILD, WHICH DENIAL MAY RESULT, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE OF THIS PROCEEDING OR ANY SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS, IN SAID CHILD’S ADOPTION WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT, THEREBY ULTIMATELY TERMINATING YOUR RIGHTS TO SAID CHILD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA.

Dated this 29th day of November 2007.

s/Sheila A. Condren

Judge of the District Court

Perpared/submitted by

C. Alison Wade, OBA #19221

8988-L. South Sheridan Road #241

Tulsa, OK 74137

Attorney for the Petitioners