Public Notice

PUBLISHED IN THE CLAREMORE DAILY PROGRESS, CLAREMORE, OKLA., JUNE 11, 2006.

IN THE DISTRICT COURT

IN AND FOR

ROGERS COUNTY

STATE OF OKLAHOMA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF:

Luke Paul Hoey DOB 12-18-1999 a minor child.

CASE NO. FA-06-40

NOTICE OF AWOC HEARING

TO: Jesse Larson and/or unknown biological father(s), and Theresa Alexander a/k/a Theresa Hoey, Mabel Bassett, Correctional Center, 29501 Kickapoo Rd., McCloud, OK 74851-8339

On the 6th day of June, 2006 a Petition was filed in this Court for the adoption of Luke Paul Hoey, date of birth December 18, 1999; and an application has been filed to allow the adoption without the consent of the biological parents; and said application is set for hearing on the 11th of July, 2006, at the hour of 1:30 o’clock P.M., in the District Courtroom of Judge Dynda Post 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 you the biological parents of the minor child have 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. § 7505-4.2 (B) and additionally that you the biological father(s) have failed to establish and /or maintain a substantial and positive relationship with the minor child for a period of (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. § 7505-4.2 (H)(1); further, the petitioners have alleged that the biological father(s) have abandoned the minor child, as provided under 10 O.S. § 7505-4.2 (G) and finally the petitioners allege that the biological mother has a lengthy history of substance abuse and significant child welfare history resulting in the loss of her three older children and has been sentenced to 28 years incarceration in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for first degree arson and that due to such lengthy incarceration the continuation of the biological mother’s parental rights would result per se in harm to the minor child.

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.

s/ L. Joe Smith

Judge of the District Court