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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
OF DELAWARE COUNTY,
PENNSYLVANIA
ORPHAN'S COURT DIVISION
Case No. 2017-31



TO: MARCUS ANDERSON

NOTICE OF HEARING



A Petition has been filed asking the Orphan's Court to put an end to all parental rights you have to one male minor child, S.M.B., d.o.b. 11/18/2015, and to show cause why the parental rights to this child should not be terminated involuntarily. In addition, a Petition for Adoption and Petition to Confirm Consent to Adoption with respect to the male minor child, S.M.B., d.o.b. 11/18/2015.


The Court has set hearings for the above listed Petitions for Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:30 AM before Honorable Kathrynann W. Durham in the Delaware County Courthouse, Media, Pennsylvania.


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 these children may be ended by the Court without you 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, go to or telephone the Lawyers Referral Service, Bar Association Building, Front and Lemon Streets, Media, Pennsylvania 19063, 610-566-6625.


KRISTEN M. RUSHING, ESQUIRE
SWEENEY & NEARY, LLP
200 North Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063
610-892-7500


In re: ADOPTION OF S.M.B.


NOTICE REQUIRED BY ACT 101 OF 2010
23 PA. C.S. §§2731-2742


Date: April 27, 2017


To: Marcus Anderson/Birth Father


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 to communication following an adoption between an adoptive parent, a child and a birth parent and/or birth relative of the child, if all parties agree and the voluntary agreement is approved by the court. The agreement must be signed and approved by the court to be legally binding.


A birth relative is defined only as a parent, grandparent, stepparent, sibling, uncle or aunt of the child's birth family, whether the relationship is by blood, marriage or adoption.


This voluntary agreement may allow you to have continuing contact or communication, including, but not limited to:


• Letters and/or emails;
• Photos and/or videos;
• Telephone calls and/or text messages, or
• Supervised or unsupervised visits.


If you are interested in learning more about this option for a voluntary agreement, contact me at (610)892-7500.


Sincerely,
Kristen M. Rushing, Esquire



Ref# 0003316013-01
PostedMay 03, 2017