source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 28, 1973 - page 7, column 3:
According to a legal notice, in June 1973 there was a petition filed by Charles B. Smith and Mary Joe Smith in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 73-32) to adopt Heather Marie Smith, a minor. Her biological father, Jerry Leo, was listed as address unknown, and it stated that he had never been married to the child's biological mother, Cynthia Smith Goodman, who was dead. The petitioners stated they were the closest blood kin to the child. The case was scheduled to be heard in court 30 days after publication of the legal notice.