Public Notice

PUBLISHED IN THE CLAREMORE DAILY PROGRESS, CLAREMORE, OKLA., OCTOBER 31, 2006.

IN THE DISTRICT

IN AND FOR

ROGERS COUNTY

STATE OF OKLAHOMA

In the Matter of the Adoption of: Samatha Lynn Lacy,

Minor Child - DOB: 12/15/2002

Case No. FA-2006-50

NOTICE OF FINAL ADOPTION HEARING

TO: April Lacy; Kerri and/or Mike Lacy; Drew Cummings, Donald Atkins or Donald Akins and/or any other unknown biological Father, whose whereabouts are unknown.

On the 29th day of June, 2006 a Petition was filed in this Court for the adoption of Samatha Lynn Lacy, date of birth December 15, 2002; said Petition is set for hearing on the 21st day of November 2006, at the hour of 3:30 o’clock PM, in the District Courtroom of Judge Dynda Post in the Courthouse of Rogers County, located at 219 S. Missouri in Claremore, State of Oklahoma.

On the August 23, 2006 and September 29, 2006, the Court determined and ordered that your consent to this adoption is not necessary because;

(1) Both parents have willfully failed, refused or neglected to contribute 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, as provided under 10 OS 7505-4.2 (B)(1)(2); and

(2) Both of you have failed to establish and/or maintain a substantial and positive relationship with the minor children for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months out of the last fourteen (14) month immediately preceding the filing of the Petition for Adoption, as provided under title 10 OS 7505-4.2 (H)(1);

YOU THEREFORE ARE NOTIFIED THAT THE COURT WILL HEAR EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF AND IN OPPOSITION TO THE GRANTING OF THE PETITION 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 PETITION 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 WILL 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/ Dynda Post

Judge of the District Court

Prepared by:

Leslie A. Ellis Kissinger, OBA #11295

PO Box 1530

321 W. 1st St.

Claremore, OK 74017

918-342-1530

Fax: 918-342-1599

Attorney for the Petitioners

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