PUBLISHED IN THE CLAREMORE DAILY PROGRESS, CLAREMORE, OKLA., JULY 11, 2007.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT
OF ROGERS COUNTY
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF:
KATHLEEN ELIZABETH SUMMERS, born July 17, 2003, a minor child.
Case No. : FA-2007-34
NOTICE OF BEST INTEREST/FINAL ADOPTION HEARING
TO: Charles Schiesel or other unknown putative father.
TAKE NOTICE that a Petition for Adoption of Kathleen Elizabeth Summers has been filed in the District Court of Rogers County, Oklahoma, by Paula M. Kumpf and Dennis C. Kumpf. A copy of said Petition is attached hereto.
1. The Petition will be heard on the 14th day of August, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. before the Honorable Judge Post in the District Courthouse at Claremore, State of Oklahoma for final hearing on adoption.
2. The children in question are not members of any federally recognized Indian Tribe in Oklahoma. The children are not “Indian Child” under the Federal and State Indian Child Welfare Acts.
3. The rights of both the biological parents have either been relinquished or terminated as evidenced by the documents attached to the provided Petition.
YOU HAVE SPECIFIC RIGHTS UNDER THE INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACTS, 25 U.S.C. § 40.4 THESE RIGHTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
4. State law requires herein a statement notifying the biological parents (if applicable), Indian Custodian (if any), and the Tribe of the following rights:
a. The right to intervene in these proceedings;
b. The right to petition this court to transfer the proceeding to the tribal court of the Indian child; and
c. The right to request an additional twenty (20) days from receipt of notice to prepare for the proceeding; further extensions of time may be granted with court approval.
5. This notice must be provided to the biological parents (if applicable), Indian Custodian (if any), the tribe and the appropriate area Bureau of Indian Affairs office with a copy of the Petition of this proceeding. This notice must be sent by registered mail, return receipt requested.
6. If a biological parent and/or Indian Custodian has a stake in this matter, said parties may be entitled to a court-appointed counsel, should they prove unable to afford a private attorney.
7. Take further notice that under the Federal Indian Child Act, 25 U.S.C. § 1915, there are placement preferences that must be followed in the absence of good cause to the contrary.
8. The Tribe and all tribal officials should keep confidential the information contained in this Notice, and should also keep confidential any and all attachments hereto, and any and all information obtained in this proceeding.
IF APPLICABLE, THE PARENTS AND/OR INDIAN CUSTODIANS ARE ADVISED THAT THESE PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD, INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF A LOSS OF CUSTODY OR THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
s/ Dynda Post
Judge of the District Court
Stephen R. Pazzo, Jr., OBA #18980
P.O. Box 2363
123 S. Muskogee Ave.
Claremore, OK 74018
Attorney for the Petitioners