Notice of Unnamed Father: Reynolds

IN THE PARKE CIRCUIT COURT

STATE OF INDIANA:

SS:

COUNTY OF PARKE:

CAUSE NO. 61C01-1812-AD-000007

IN RE: THE ADOPTION OF RYLAND BROSI REYNOLDS, DOB 01/07/2009.

NOTICE TO UNNAMED FATHER

The Unnamed putative father of the child born to Erin Lin Steinway on January 7, 2009, or the person who claims to be the father of the child born to Erin Lin Steinway on January 7, 2009, is notified that a petition for adoption of the child was filed in the office of the clerk of Parke Circuit Court, 116, W. High Street, Rockville, IN 47872.

If the unnamed putative father seeks to contest the adoption of the child, the unnamed putative father must file a motion to contest the adoption in accordance with IC 31-19-10-1 in the above-named court within thirty (30) days after the date of service of this notice. This notice may be served by publication.

If the unnamed putative father does not file a motion to contest the adoption within thirty (30) days after service of this notice, the above-named Court shall hear and determine the petition for adoption. The unnamed putative father’s consent is irrevocably implied and the unnamed putative father loses the right to contest the adoption or the validity of the unnamed putative father’s implied consent to the adoption. The unnamed putative father loses the right to establish paternity of te child und IC 31-14.

Nothing Erin Lin Steinway or anyone else says to the unnamed putative father of the child relieves the unnamed putative father of his obligations under this notice.

Under Indiana law, a putative father is a person who is named as or claims that he may be the father of a child born out of wedlock but who has not yet been legally proven to be the child’s father.

This notice complies with IC 31-19-4-4 but does not exhaustively set forth the unnamed putative father’s legal obligations under the Indiana adoption statutes. A person being served with this notice should consult the Indiana adoption statutes.

Stacie Jeffries

CLERK, PARKE CIRCUIT COURT

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