IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE 12th JUDICIAL DISTRICT
SITTING IN AND FOR ROGES COUNTY
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
CASE NO. FA-2016-21
AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING ON
APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT CONSENT
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF TAYA MARIE BRADLEY D.O.B. 12-30-2010
THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: LADON “DONNIE” BRADLEY
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT JARED BREWER and KYLEIGH BREWER, husband and wife, have filed their Petition in the District Court of ROGERS County, State of Oklahoma, for the adoption of TAYA MARIE BRADLEY of which you are the natural parent, together with their application for an Order of this Court determining the said child TAYA MARIE BRADLEY to be eligible for adoption without your consent. Said application alleges that your consent to this adoption is not required by law for the following reasons to-wit: you have failed to contribute to the support of the child, and/or you have failed to establish and/or maintain a relationship with the minor child and/or you have failed to exercise parental rights and duties over the child for twelve out of the last fourteen months and that this adoption is in the best interests of the minor child.
YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that this court will hear the evidence in support of and opposition to the granting of said Application and said Petition on the 8th day of August 2016, at the hour of 1:30 o’clock PM at the Courtroom of said District Court of ROGERS, in the Courthouse at Claremore, Oklahoma.
If you have any cause to show why the above mentioned Application and Petition should not be granted by the Court or why said child TAYA MARIE BRADLEY is not eligible for adoption without your consent you should appear and present the same at the above stated time and place.
Under the Indian Child Welfare Act, the Cherokee Nation or parent or Indian custodian of the child has the right to intervene at any point in the adoption proceeding by writing to the court and Petitioner.
The Cherokee Nation, the parent, or the Indian custodian of the child has the right to petition the court in writing for transfer of this proceeding to the Tribal Court. The state court shall transfer the proceeding to the tribe’s jurisdiction, absent good cause to the contrary or absent declination by the Tribal Court.
No hearing will be held sooner than 10 days after receipt of this notice. The Cherokee Nation, the parent, or the Indian custodian of the child has the right, upon written request to the state court at the address given above, to an additional 20 days to prepare for the hearing. There is a hearing presently set in this matter for August 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM before Judge Pazzo, Rogers County District Judge, 200 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd, Claremore, Oklahoma. In the event that the adoption petition is granted, the existing parental rights concerning the Indian child will be terminated, and new parents will be appointed by the court.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my official signature and seal of said Court this 15 day of June, 2016.
STEPHEN R. PAZZO, JR
By: Deputy Court Clerk
Rayanne G. Tobey
PO BOX 52265
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74152
Attorney for Petitioners
Published July 19, 2016