Notice of Hearing on Petition to Involuntarily Terminate Parental Rights
In Re: Adoption of Elena Jean Phillips, a minor. No. CP-02-AP-211-2017 in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
To: Thomas Segida, Jr. a/k/a Thomas Segida a/k/a Thomas J. Segida, Jr., father of Elena Jean Phillips, a minor, born on May 20, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. A Petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights Nicole Lee Phillips a/k/a Nicole L. Phillips has to your child, Elena Jean Phillips. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending her rights to your child. That hearing will be held in the Family Court Bldg., 550 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 1:00 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 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
436 Seventh Ave., 3rd Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Andrew F. Szefi, County Solicitor. Lilian A. Akin, Attorney at Law, Children, Youth & Families, Ft. Pitt Commons Bldg., 445 Ft. Pitt Blvd., Ste. 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Ph: 412-350-4720, Attorneys for Petitioner.
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