Notice of Hearing on Petition to Confirm Consent to Adoption and Terminate Parental Rights
In Re: Adoption of Jordan Noel Conklin a/k/a Jordan Conklin a/k/a Baby Boy A Orgovan, a minor. No. CP-02-AP-___-2021 and Talenia Mari Conklin a/k/a Talenia Conklin, a minor, No. CP-02-AP-___-2021, in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
To: Cortney Nicole Orgovan a/k/a Cortney Orgovan a/k/a Cortney N. Orgovan, mother of Jordan Noel Conklin a/k/a Jordan Conklin a/k/a Baby Boy A Orgovan, and Talenia Mari Conklin a/k/a Talenia Conklin, twin minors born on November 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Petitions have been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights Clyde William Conklin, III a/k/a Clyde William Conklin a/k/a Clyde W. Conklin, III a/k/a Clyde W. Conklin a/k/a Clyde Conklin has to your children, Jordan Noel Conklin a/k/a Jordan Conklin a/k/a Baby Boy A Orgovan and Talenia Mari Conklin a/k/a Talenia Conklin. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending his rights to your children. That hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., prevailing time, before the Honorable Eleanor L. Bush. This hearing will not take place in the courthouse but will be proceeding via telephone or video conferencing. In order for you to virtually participate in this hearing, it is important that you contact the assigned caseworker, Dave Reagan, at (412) 473-2300, or your legal counsel/attorney to obtain information for how to participate by telephone or video conference. The aforementioned caseworker and/or your attorney may be able to provide you with a phone number or link to the virtual hearing. You are warned that even if you fail to participate in 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 contact 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., 4th Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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, Alexandra.Gruskos@AlleghenyCounty.US, Attorneys for Petitioner.
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