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Notice of Hearing on Petition to Confirm Consent to Adoption and Terminate Parental Rights
In Re: Adoption of Baby Girl Ross, a minor, No. A-14-137 in the Orphans’ Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
To: Unknown Father of Baby Girl Ross, who was born on July 22, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. A Petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to the child, Baby Girl Ross and to confirm the Consent to Adoption of Jabrissa Ranaee Ross, mother of Baby Girl Ross. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your and Mother’s rights to the child, Baby Girl Ross. That hearing will be held in Orphans’ Court, 1700 Frick Building, 437 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219 on March 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights and Mother’s rights to the child may be ended by the Court without your being present. You have the right to be represented at the hearing by a lawyer. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer or cannot afford a lawyer, go to or telephone the office set forth below to find out where you can get legal help. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, please advise the office of that when you telephone or visit.
LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE, The Allegheny County Bar Association, 11th Floor, Koppers Building, 436 7th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 261-5555.
This is to inform you of an important option that may be available to you under Pennsylvania law. Act 101 of 2010 allows for an enforceable voluntary agreement for continuing contact or communication following an adoption between an adoptive parent, a child, a birth parent and/or a birth relative of the child, if all parties agree and the voluntary agreement is approved by the court. If you are interested in learning more about this option for a voluntary agreement, contact your caseworker at Adoption Connection PA, 700 Turnpike Street, Beaver, PA 15009, (724) 371-0671, or your attorney, if you have one.
MARY K. McDONALD, Esquire, attorney for Petitioner, 630 Oliver Building,
535 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 (412) 471-9900.