Notice of Hearing on Petition to Confirm Consent to Adoption and Terminate Parental Rights

Notice of Hearing on Petition to Confirm Consent to Adoption and Terminate Parental Rights

In RE: Adoption of Isabella Anne Chiocca; Case No 11 of 2020 in the Orphan’s Court Division of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Notice To:  Richard Chiocca and Amanda Williams, grandparents of the Adoptee, Isabella Anne Chiocca,  born on November 3, 2019, at  UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA   15213, to the Birth Mother,  Contessa Chiocca,  and conceived in the City of McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.    The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your daughter’s rights to her child.  That hearing will be held before the Honorable Justin Walsh, in Courtroom No. 11, Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 North Main Street, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601, on  July 29, 2020, at 9:30 A.M.  You are warned that if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your daughter’s rights to her child may be ended by the Court without you being present.

You are also notified of Act 101 of 2010 which 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 written voluntary agreement is approved by the court.

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 OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER.

IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE.

Westmoreland Bar Association, P.O. Box 565, Greensburg, PA 15601; 724-834-8490; http://lrs.westbar.org.

Jeffrey J. Lochner, Esquire, Attorney at Law, 4232 Brownsville Road, Suite 45; Pittsburgh, PA 15227; 412-881-4380.

20-02501 Jun 29; Jul 6, 13, 2020