Parental Rights

Notice of Hearing on Petition to Involuntarily Terminate Parental Rights

In Re: Adoption of Dommonique Marie Cochran a/k/a Dom'Monique Marie Cochran a/k/a Dom'Monique Cochran, a minor. No. CP-02-AP-193-2018, Dominique Akeem Cochran, Jr. a/k/a Dominique A. Cochran, Jr. a/k/a Dominique Cochran, Jr., a minor, No. CP-02-AP-194-2018, Akeem Dennis Cochran a/k/a Akeem D. Cochran a/k/a Akeem Cochran, a minor, No. CP-02-AP-195-2018, Awntae Dominic Cochran a/k/a Awntae D. Cochran, a minor, No. CP-02-AP-196-2018, and Damari James Blake a/k/a Da Mari James Blake a/k/a Baby Boy Blake, a minor, No. CP-02-AP-197-2018, in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

To: Myia Shalamar Blake a/k/a Myria S. Blake a/k/a Myia S. Blake and The Unknown Father(s), parents of Dommonique Marie Cochran a/k/a Dom'Monique Marie Cochran a/k/a Dom'Monique Cochran, a minor, born on March 5, 2005, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Dominique Akeem Cochran, Jr. a/k/a Dominique A. Cochran, Jr. a/k/a Dominique Cochran, Jr., a minor born on March 22, 2006, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Akeem Dennis Cochran a/k/a Akeem D. Cochran a/k/a Akeem Cochran, and Awntae Dominic Cochran a/k/a Awntae D. Cochran, twin minors born on July 10, 2007, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and Damari James Blake a/k/a Da Mari James Blake a/k/a Baby Boy Blake, a minor born on January 31, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Petitions have been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your children, Dommonique Marie Cochran a/k/a Dom'Monique Marie Cochran a/k/a Dom'Monique Cochran, Dominique Akeem Cochran, Jr. a/k/a Dominique A. Cochran, Jr. a/k/a Dominique Cochran, Jr., Akeem Dennis Cochran a/k/a Akeem D. Cochran a/k/a Akeem Cochran, Awntae Dominic Cochran a/k/a Awntae D. Cochran, and Damari James Blake a/k/a Da Mari James Blake a/k/a Baby Boy Blake. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your children. That hearing will be held in the Family Court Bldg., 550 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 1:30 p.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 children 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. Melaniesha L. J. Abernathy, Children, Youth and Families, 445 Ft. Pitt Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Ph: 412-350-4243, Attorneys for Petitioner.

18-06578 Dec 5, 12, 19, 2018