Parental Rights

Notice of Hearing on Petition to Involuntarily Terminate Parental Rights

In Re: Adoption of James Timothy Arlotta, III a/k/a James Timothy Arlotta a/k/a James Arlotta, III, a minor. No. CP-02-AP-016-2019 in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

To: Nichol Lynn Jones a/k/a Nichol L. Jones, Bahtiyor R. Zahidova, and James Timothy Arlotta, Jr. a/k/a James Arlotta, II a/k/a James Arlotta, parents of James Timothy Arlotta, III a/k/a James Timothy Arlotta a/k/a James Arlotta, III, a minor, born on May 27, 2009, 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 Timothy Arlotta, III a/k/a James Timothy Arlotta a/k/a James Arlotta, III. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That hearing will be held in the Family Court Bldg., 550 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., prevailing time, before the Honorable Jennifer S. McCrady. 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, 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
Allegheny County Bar Association
Koppers Building
436 Seventh Ave., 3rd Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-261-5555

Andrew F. Szefi, County Solicitor. Alexandra Gruskos, Children, Youth & Families, Ft. Pitt Commons Bldg., 445 Ft. Pitt Blvd., Ste. 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Ph: 412-350-7398, Attorneys for Petitioner.

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