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NOTICE OF HEARING IN THE MATTER OF THE STEP-PARENT ADOPTION OF CHILD BOY WILLIAMS initials (D.

NOTICE OF HEARING
IN THE MATTER OF THE STEP-PARENT ADOPTION OF
CHILD BOY WILLIAMS initials (D.E.D.W.)
MINOR CHILD
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF HUTCHINSON
IN CIRCUIT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
TO: CHRISTOPHER EDWARD WILLIAMS, ADDRESS UNKNOWN AND WHOSE LAST KNOWN PLACE OF RESIDENCE WAS 620 WEST 5TH AVENUE, MITCHELL, SD, 57301,
and to "WHOM IT MAY CONCERN."
YOU HAVE BEEN NAMED as the biological father of the above named minor child, whose initials are D.E.D.W., who was born on November 19, 2006 in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota; to R.A.H., biological mother. A Petition for Adoption of the above named minor child by Gregory Jay Hofer, husband of R.A.H., pursuant to SDCL 25-6-4 was filed in the above entitled-court in the State of South Dakota.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a hearing will be held before the above named Court, Judge Patrick T. Smith presiding, in the Courtroom of the Hutchinson County Courthouse, in the City of Olivet, State of South Dakota, on the 28th day of June, 2021 at the hour of 11:30 o'clock A.M., of said day, when the Court will hear and determine the above entitled matter upon the said Petition for Adoption, filed in this Court, praying that the Court waive the consent of the biological father, Christopher Edward Williams, to the adoption of the above named minor child, for the purposes of proceeding with an adoption in South Dakota by the Petitioner.
YOU ARE HEREBY FURTHER NOTIFIED that the said Petition for Adoption further alleges that the consent to the adoption by the biological father is not necessary, pursuant to and as provided by South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL) 25-6-4, and for the reasons set forth in said Petition for Adoption, which was filed with the Clerk of the above named Court at Olivet, South Dakota on April 23, 2021.
YOU ARE HEREBY FURTHER NOTIFIED that Barbara A. Braley, attorney for Petitioner, will ask the Court to find that you abandoned the child under SDCL 25-6-4 and that your consent to the adoption is no longer necessary under South Dakota law and will further ask the Court for an order approving the adoption of the child by Petitioner.
YOU ARE HEREBY FURTHER NOTIFIED that you may claim rights pertaining to your paternity of this child by commencing a paternity action with this Court in the County of Hutchinson and State of South Dakota pursuant to SDCL 25-6-1. 1, which paternity action must be filed prior to the commencement of the adoption proceeding on the above date and time.
YOUR FAILURE to commence a paternity action by the above date and time and your failure to appear personally before the Court or by an attorney on the above date and time shall bar you from bringing any action to establish your paternity and shall further constitute an abandonment of said child and a waiver of consent to the adoption of such child and a surrender of any right in relation to said child and further, you shall be relieved of all parental duties towards, and of all responsibility for the said child so adopted, and you shall have no rights over the said child, your parental rights, if any, shall be terminated.
WITNESS the hand and seal of said Court.
BY THE COURT
Dated: 4/29/2021
/s/ Patrick T. Smith
Honoraole Patrick T. Smith
Circuit Court Judge
First Judicial Circuit
ATTEST:
Dorene Winckler
Hutchinson County
Clerk of Courts
201 W. Mentor Street, Rm 142
Olivet, SD 57052
(605) 387-4215
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: Barbara A. Braley
Braley Law Office, Prof. LLC
PO Box 569
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-7958
Published 4 time(s) at the total approximate cost of $139.05.
(May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2021)
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