Superior Court of Washington, County of Clark
In re the Adoption of:
CHRISTOPHER MARK REW, JR. DOB: 08/14/2010
KYLAR ROBERT THOMAS REW DOB: 09/16/2011
Persons under the age of 18.
The State of Washington to CHRISTOPHER REW:
You have been designated as the Natural Father of the above-named children, born in Vancouver, Washington to NICOLE MARIE EDDY. A Petition for Termination of Parent-Child Relationships 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 relationships between you and the children named above, permanently terminating all your rights to the children, so that the children 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 her attorney’s office at the address below within thirty (30) days of the receipt of this summons and notice or an order permanently terminating your parent-child relationships with the children 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 Relationships shall be held on July 1, 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 CHILDREN.
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 relationships which has been filed herein, within thirty (30) days of receipt of this summons is grounds to terminate your parent-child relationships with respect to the children.
If the children are Indian children as defined by the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, 25 U.S.C. 1901 et seq., and if you acknowledge paternity of the children or if your paternity of the children 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 relationships 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 17th day of May, 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
May 20,27, 2022; Jun 3, 2022
Article Source: Vancouver WA Business Journal