Details for FA-21-15/NOTICE OF HEARING



Published in the Tulsa World, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, April 8, 15 & 22, 2021

IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR TULSA COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the matter of the Adoption of: V.P.C. and J.M.C. Minor children. FA-2021-15 NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICATION FOR ORDER DETERMINING CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT CONSENT OF THE NATURAL FATHER TO: Matthew Walker Colclough YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Quinton Hembree has filed a Petition in the District Court of Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma for the adoption of Victoria Paige Colclough, a minor child, born on July 22, 2010 and James Matthew Colclough, a minor child born on July 20, 2012, together with an Application for an Order of this Court determining said children to be eligible for adoption without your consent. A hearing on said Application is scheduled for the 23rd day of April, 2021 at 10:00 o'clock a.m. in room number 701 of the Tulsa County District Courthouse, 500 South Denver, Tulsa, Oklahoma, before the Honorable Judge Kurt Glassco. Said Application alleges that the natural father's consent to this adoption is not required by law for the reason that, pursuant to 10 O.S. § 7505-4.2(H), "...consent for adoption is not required a parent who fails to establish a substantial and positive relationship with the minors for a period of twelve (12) months out of the last fourteen (14) months immediately preceding the filing of the Petition for Adoption or the parent has not taken sufficient legal action to establish and/or maintain a substantial and positive relationship with the minor children prior to the receipt of this notice. 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 SHOWN ABOVE, WHERE YOU WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PRESENT AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT SUCH TIME AND PLACE INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE ADOPTION OF SAID CHILD. YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AT SAID HEARING SHALL CONSTITUTE A DENIAL OF YOUR INTEREST IN THE CHILD, WHICH DENIAL MAY 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 LAWS OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA. /s/ Kurt Glassco JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Prepared by: Aaron D. Bundy, OBA #21118 Kathleen M. Egan, OBA #32154 2509 E. 21st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114 Tel. (918) 208-0129 Fax (918) 212-4998 Email: Counsel for the petitioner