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NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION TO INVOLUNTARILY TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS In Re: Eli Michael Owen Tucker a/k/a Eli Tucker, a minor, No. CP-02-AP-042-2020, in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. To: Acely Lynn Miles a/k/a Acely Miles a/k/a Acely L. Miles a/k/a Lynn Miles, Gordon Owen Tucker, Jr. a/k/a Gordon Tucker, Jr. a/k/a Gordon O. Tucker a/k/a Gordon Tucker, and The Unknown Father, parents of Eli Michael Owen Tucker a/k/a Eli Tucker, a minor born on August 29, 2014, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. A Petition has been filed asking the court to put an end to all rights you have to your child, Eli Michael Owen Tucker a/k/a Eli Tucker. The court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That hearing will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., prevailing time, before the Honorable Dwayne D. Woodruff. 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, Rick Ogden, 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 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 contact 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 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 The Allegheny County Bar Association Koppers Building, 4th Floor 436 Seventh Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Telephone: (412) 261-5555 Andrew F. Szefi, County Solicitor Alexandra Gruskos, Attorney at Law Children, Youth and Families 445 Ft. Pitt Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 350-7398; Alexandra.Gruskos@AlleghenyCounty.US Attorneys for Petitioner

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