Parental Rights

Notice of Hearing on Petition to Involuntarily Terminate Parental Rights

In Re: Adoption of Baby Girl Hill, a minor. No. A-20-012 in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

To: Unknown Birth Father of Baby Girl Hill, a minor, born on February 14, 2020, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. A Petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to the child, Baby Girl Hill. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to the child, Baby Girl Hill. That hearing will be held in Orphans' Court, 1700 Frick Building, 437 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 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 the 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, telephone the following office to find out where you can get legal help. The Lawyer Referral Service. The Allegheny County Bar Association, 3rd Floor, Koppers Building, 436 7th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or telephone, (412) 261-5555.

If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, pursuant to The Adoption Act, 23 Pa. C.S.A. §2313(a.1), the Court shall appoint counsel for a parent whose rights are subject to termination in any involuntary termination proceeding if, upon petition of the parent, the Court determines that the parent is unable to pay for counsel or if payment would result in substantial financial hardship. To request appointment of counsel, you may contact The Adoption Department Supervisor. The Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Orphans' Court Division, 17th Floor Frick Building, 437 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Phone Number (412) 350-5579.

This is 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, The Allegheny County Bar Association, 3rd Floor, Koppers Building, 436 7th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 261-5555.

 Deborah L. Lesko, attorney for Petitioner, 373 Vanadium Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15243, Ph: 412-276-4200.

20-03596 Sep 30; Oct 7, 14, 2020

Notice of Hearing on Petition to Involuntarily Terminate Parental Rights

In Re: Adoption of Baby Girl Taylor, a minor. No. A-015 of 2020 in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

To: The Unknown Natural Father, Putative Father of Baby Girl Taylor, a minor, born on September 18, 2019, at Jefferson Regional Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. A Petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your child, Baby Girl Taylor. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That hearing will be held in Orphans' Court, 1700 Frick Building, 17th Floor, 437 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 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.

Lawyer Referral Service
Allegheny County Bar Association
Koppers Building
436 Seventh Ave., 3rd Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-261-5555

If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, pursuant to the Adoption Act, 23 PA. C.S. §2313(a. 1), the Court shall appoint counsel for a parent whose rights are subject to termination in an Involuntary Termination Proceeding if, upon petition of the parent, the Court determines that the parent is unable to pay for counsel or if payment would result in substantial financial hardship.

To request appointment of counsel, you may contact the Adoption Department Supervisor, the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Orphans' Court Division, 1700 Frick Building, 437 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Phone Number 412-350-5579.

This is 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 Ronald P. Koerner, Esquire, 412-833-2059, or your attorney, if you have one.

Ronald P. Koerner, 3400 South Park Rd., Bethel Park, PA 15102, Ph: 412-833-2059, Attorney for Petitioner.

20-03569 Sep 23, 30; Oct 7, 2020

Notice of Hearing on Petition to Involuntarily Terminate Parental Rights

In Re: Adoption of Baby Girl Taylor, a minor. No. A-015 of 2020 in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

To: The Unknown Natural Father, Putative Father of Baby Girl Taylor, a minor, born on September 18, 2019, at Jefferson Regional Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. A Petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights Jacqueline Alma Taylor has to your child, Baby Girl Taylor. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending her rights to your child. That hearing will be held in Orphans' Court, 1700 Frick Building, 437 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 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.

Lawyer Referral Service
Allegheny County Bar Association
Koppers Building
436 Seventh Ave., 3rd Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-261-5555

If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, pursuant to the Adoption Act, 23 PA. C.S. §2313(a. 1), the Court shall appoint counsel for a parent whose rights are subject to termination in an Involuntary Termination Proceeding if, upon petition of the parent, the Court determines that the parent is unable to pay for counsel or if payment would result in substantial financial hardship.

To request appointment of counsel, you may contact the Adoption Department Supervisor, the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Orphans' Court Division, 1700 Frick Building, 437 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Phone Number 412-350-5579.

This is 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 Ronald P. Koerner, Esquire, 412-833-2059, or your attorney, if you have one.

Ronald P. Koerner, 3400 South Park Rd., Bethel Park, PA 15102, Ph: 412-833-2059, Attorney for Petitioner.

20-03570 Sep 23, 30; Oct 7, 2020