• NOTICE OF HEARING ON VERIFIED APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT CONSENT

Published in The Muskogee Phoenix June 22, 29 & July 6, 2017
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MUSKOGEE COUNTY
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF RAYLEIGH JAE MOATS,
minor child(ren)
FA-2017-50
NOTICE OF HEARING ON VERIFIED APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT CONSENT
THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: Respondent KRISTIN SHELBY SANDERS
You are hereby notified that the Petitioners NORMAN GLEN MOATS AND SARA SASSY JO MOATS, have filed an application for this Court to allow the adoption without your consent of RAYLEIGH JAE MOATS, born 4-12-2010, in MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma, which you are alleged to be the biological MOTHER. The grounds for P e t i t i o n e r s ’ Application for Adoption without Consent are set forth below and in attached “Exhibit 1,” Application for Order Determining Minor Child(ren) Eligible for Adoption without Consent of the Biological Parent; and “Exhibit B,” Petition for Adoption and are:
1. The Respondent biological mother KRISTIN SHELBY SANDERS has failed to maintain a substan--tial and positive rela--tionship with the minor
child(ren) for a period of twelve (12) consec--utive months of the last fourteen (14) months immediately preceding the filing of the Petition for Adoption of the child(ren).
2. It is in the best interests of the minor child(ren) that the arental rights of the Respondent biological mother KRISTIN SHELBY SANDERS are terminated and the Petitione (s) be allowed to adopt the minor child(ren).
YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that this Court will hear evidence in support ofand in opposition to the granting of said Petition on the 23 day of August, 2017 at 9:30 o’clock a.m. before Judge Allford, in the MUSKOGEE County Courthouse, State of Oklahoma.
If you have any cause to show why the above mentioned application should not be granted by the Court, you should appear and present the same at the above stated time and place.
PLEASE BE ADVISED, that you have the right to consuit with an attorney regarding your parental rights and obligations as the biological parent of the minor child(ren), which include but are not lim-ited to the right to appear at the above scheduled hearing and object to the adoption of the minor child(ren) by Petitioners. PLEASE BE FURTHER ADVISED THAT IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR AT THE ABOVE SCHEDULED HEARING, SUCH FAILURE TO APPEAR SHALL
CONSTITUTE A DENIAL OF INTEREST IN THE MINOR CHILD(REN), WHICH SUCH DENIAL MAY RESULT WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE OF THIS PROCEEDING OR ANY SUBSEQUENT PROCEED-INGS, IN THE GRANTING OF THE PETITION FOR ADOPTION AND THE TERMINATION OR PERMANENT RELIN-QUISHMENT OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my official signature and seal of said Court on this 19 day of June, 2017.
Mike Norman
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
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