• NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION ...

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION TO
INVOLUNTARILY
TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS
In Re: James Arthur Atkins, a minor, No. CP-02-AP-187-2016, in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
To: Latisha Marie Atkins a/k/a Latisha Atkins, Daryl Keith Daniels a/k/a Shawntez White, Steven Rush a/k/a Steven Lavalle Rush a/k/a Stephen Lavalle Rush a/k/a Steven Lavalie Rush a/k/a Stephen L. Rush, and The Unknown Father, parents of James Arthur Atkins, a minor born on December 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 your child, James Arthur Atkins. The court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That hearing will be held at The Family Court Building, 550 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., prevailing time, before the Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark.
You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child may be ended by the court without your being present. You have a 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 one, go to or telephone the office set forth below to find out where you can get legal help.
This is also 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 attorney or:
Lawyer Referral Service, The Allegheny County Bar Association, Koppers Building, 11th Floor, 436 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Telephone: (412) 261-5555.
Andrew F. Szefi, County Solicitor, Lilian A. Akin, Attorney at Law, Children, Youth and Families, 445 Ft. Pitt Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, (412) 350-4720, Attorneys for Petitioner.
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PostedNovember 14, 2017