source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 18, 1979 - page 7, column 8:
According to a legal notice, in October 1979 James H. Coles and Pauline B. Coles filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 79-30) to adopt Samantha Jo Coles, age 13 months. Her biological mother, Beverly Ann Coles, was listed as whereabouts unknown. The petition was scheduled to be heard 30 days after publication of the legal notice.
NOTE: According to a June 1985 legal notice, James Henry Coles and Pauline Coles had filed a petition in the Hendricks County Superior Court (case # A 6 85-16) to adopt minor child Samantha Jo Coles. Her mother was listed as Beverly Ann Coles and her father was listed as unknown; both were said to have deserted and abandoned her. The petition was scheduled to be heard on August 9, 1985.