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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF TEXAS COUNTY
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF ALEXIS LEE LERMA; FAITH MARIE LERMA; HOPE LERMA, Minor Children
Case No. FA2011-2
AMENDED ORDER and NOTICE OF HEARING TO ADOPT
WITHOUT CONSENT; and ORDER and
NOTICE of FINAL DECREE HEARING
The State of Oklahoma to:
Jose Luis Lerma
3200 Anita St.
Mission, Texas 78573
You are notified that Leonardo Cruz II has filed a Petition before the above named Court praying that he be allowed to adopt the minors named in the caption hereof without your consent, and for adoption.
Take notice that the Petition to determine our consent not necessary for the completion of this adoption is on file with the Clerk of this Court: that a copy of the Petition is attached hereto, and that, among other things, it is alleged in the Petition that:
You have willfully refused, failed and neglected to maintain a relationship with the minor children through visitation or communication for a period of 12 consecutive months out of the last 14 months immediately preceding the filing of this Petition and have willfully failed, refused and neglected to contribute to the support of the minor children for a period of 12 Out of the last 14 months immediately preceding the filing of the Petition and, therefore, your consent to the adoption is not necessary, and that Petitioner is a proper party to adopt.
A hearing on the Petition to determine whether your consent to the adoption is necessary is set for 2:30 o’clock p.m. on the 19th day of September, 2012, in the District Courtroom, in the County Courthouse of Texas County, in the City of Guymon, State of Oklahoma, before the Honorable A. Clark Jett.
The Final Decree Hearing on the Petition is set for 4:00 o’clock p.m. on the 26th day of September, 2012, in the District Courtroom, in the County Courthouse of Texas County, in the City of Guymon, State of Oklahoma, before the Honorable A. Clark Jett.
YOU ARE, THEREFORE, NOTIFIED THAT THE COURT WILL HEAR EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF AND IN OPPOSITION TO THE GRANTING OF THE APPLICATION AT THE TIME AND PLACE ABOVE SHOWN WHERE YOU WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PRESENT AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT SAID TIME AND PLACE INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE ADOPTION OF YOUR CHILDREN. YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING SHALL CONSTITUTE A DENIAL OF YOUR INTEREST IN YOUR CHILDREN WHICH DENIAL MAY RESULT. WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE OF THIS PROCEEDING OR ANY SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS, IN YOUR CHILD(REN)’S ADOPTION WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT THEREBY ULTIMATELY TERMINATING YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILDREN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA.
A. Clark Jett
Associate Judge of the District Court
Nathan A. McCaffrey, #20090
Yoxall, Antrim, Fitzgerald, McCaffrey & Foreman, LLP
101 West Fourth Street
Liberal, Kansas 67901
Attorney for Petitioners
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