Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Probate

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Probate

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(88758) NOTICE OF HEARING Case No. PA-91-216 In the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. In the Matter of Baby Boy Williams. THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: Ricky Darnell Franklin. On the 12th day of June, 1991, a Petition was filed in this Court for the adoption of Baby Boy Williams and to allow the adoption without the consent of the alleged biological father and said Petition is set for hearing on the 17th day of July, 1991, at 1:30 o'clock p.m. in the District Courtroom of Judge Charles Kelley in the District Court- house of Oklahoma County in Okla- homa City, Oklahoma. It is alleged in the Petition that said child is eligible for adoption in that you, said Ricky Darnell Franklin, the alleged biological father of Baby Boy Williams, have failed to acknowledge paternity of said child or to take any action to legally establish your claim to paternity of said child or to exercise parental rights or duties over said child, including failure to contribute to the support of the mother of said child to the extent of your financial ability during her term of pregnancy. YOU ARE THEREFORE NOTIFIED that the Court will hear evidence in support of and in opposition to the granting of the Petition at the time and place above shown where you will have the right to be present and an opportun- ity to be heard at said time and place, including the right to object to the adoption of said child, and to assert your paternity of the child and request custody of the child, and to be represented by counsel; YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that if you fail to appear the hearing will proceed without further notice to you; the allegations in the Petition may be taken as true; the child's legal status may be determined; custody of the child may be placed with a third party; your parental rights in and to said child may be terminated; and the child may be declared eligible for adoption without your consent and placed in the custody of Small Miracles International, Inc. …
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