SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF PETITION AND HEARING BY PUBLICATION REGARDING TERMINATION OF PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP OF NATURAL FATHER, AARON FOX
The State of Washington to AARON FOX:
Superior Court of Washington, County of Clark
In re the Adoption of: LYRIC ANN FOX
A person under the age of 18
You have been designated as the Natural Father of the above-named child, born on September 27, 2010 in Tacoma, Washington to BRITTANY ANNE WALSH. A Petition for Termination of Parent-Child Relationship of Natural Father has been filed in the above-entitled court by the Petitioner. The Petitioner is asking the Court for an order permanently terminating the parent-child relationship between you and the child named above, permanently terminating all your rights to the child, so that the child may be adopted by the Petitioner herein.
In order to defend this Petition, you must respond to the Petition by stating your defense in writing and by serving a copy upon the Petitioner at his attorney’s office at the address below within twenty (20) days of the receipt of this summons and notice or an order permanently terminating your parent-child relationship with the child by default will be entered. A default order is one where the Petitioner is entitled to what he asks for because you have not responded. If you serve a notice of appearance on the Petitioner’s attorney at the address below, you are entitled to notice before a default order may be entered.
The court hearing on the Petition for Termination of Parent-Child Relationship shall be held on February 25, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in the Clark County Family Court Annex at address: 601 W. Evergreen, Vancouver, WA 98660, Vancouver, Washington 98660. You may attend this hearing via Zoom by going to the Clark County Superior Court website, https://clark.wa.gov/superior-court, where you will find the hearing link.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE HEARING MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT ORDER PERMANENTLY TERMINATING ALL OF YOUR RIGHTS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED CHILD.
You are further notified that any non-consenting parent, possible, or alleged father has a right to be represented by an attorney, and an attorney will be appointed for an indigent parent who requests an attorney. You have a right to file a claim of paternity under chapter 26.26 of the Revised Code of Washington. Your failure to file a claim of Paternity under chapter 26.26 of the Revised Code of Washington or to respond to the petition for termination of parent-child relationship which has been filed herein, within thirty (30) days of receipt of this summons is grounds to terminate your parent-child relationship with respect to the child.
If the child is an Indian child as defined by the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, 25 U.S.C. 1901 et seq., and if you acknowledge paternity of the child or if your paternity of the child is established prior to the termination of the parent-child relationship, your parental rights may not be terminated unless you give valid consent to termination or your parent-child relationship is terminated involuntarily pursuant to chapter 26.33 or 13.34 RCW.
One method of filing your response and serving a copy on the petitioner is to send them by certified mail with return receipt requested to the addresses below.
DATED this 24th day of January, 2022.
MARIE N. TILDEN, WSBA #16870
Attorney for Petitioner/Adoptive Parent
FILE RESPONSE WITH:
Clark County Superior Court
CLERK OF COURT
1200 Franklin Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
SERVE COPY OF RESPONSE ON:
Marie N. Tilden
Attorney for Adoptive Parent
19215 SE 34th St., #106 – 313
Camas, WA 98607
The Tilden Law Firm 19215 SE 34th St., #106 – 313 Camas, WA 98607
Phone | 360-695-0290 Fax | 360-326-1934
Jan 28, 2022: Feb 4, 11,2022
Article Source: Vancouver WA Business Journal