SUMMONS AND NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF PETITION/HEARING RE: TERMINATION OF PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP
SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF PIERCE
In re the Adoption of:
DOMINIC ROBERT ROSS A Minor Child.
TO: NICOLE PETERSON aka NIKKI ROSS, Nonconsenting Mother
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear within thirty (30) days after the date of first publication of this Summons, to-wit, within thirty (30) days after the 15th day of April, 2022, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled Court and serve a copy of your Answer upon the Attorney for the Petitioners, at the address stated below. If you fail to do so, judgment may be rendered against you according to the request of the Petition for Adoption and the Petition for Termination of Parent-Child Relationship, which has been filed with the Clerk of the Court.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition has been filed with the Clerk of this Court requesting that the parent-child relationship between you and the above-named minor child be terminated. The object of the action is to seek an Order terminating the parent-child relationship between you and the child, and a Decree of Adoption declaring the Petitioners to be the legal parents of the child.
BORN CHILD. The child was born on March 17, 2016, in the State of Washington. The name of the child’s mother is NICOLE PETERSON. The name of the child’s father is JASON GURNEY. You have been named as the biological mother of the child.
The Court hearing on the Petition for Termination of Parent-Child Relationship shall be on the 20th day of May 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at the Pierce County Juvenile Court located at 5501 6th Avenue, Tacoma WA 98406.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT ORDER PERMANENTLY TERMINATING ALL OF YOUR RIGHTS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED CHILD.
You may respond to this Summons and Notice by filing a written response with the Clerk of the court and serving a copy of your response on the attorney for Petitioners, whose name and address appear at the end of this Summons and Notice. If you do not serve your written response within thirty (30) days after the date of first publication of this Summons and Notice, the Court may enter an Order of Default against you permanently terminating all of your rights to the above-named child. The court may, without further notice to you, enter an Order terminating your parent-child relationship and approving or providing for the adoption of the above-named child.
You are further notified that you have the right to be represented by an attorney, and if you are indigent and request an attorney, an attorney will be appointed for you.
You are further notified that your failure to respond to this termination action within thirty (30) days of the first date of publication of this Summons and Notice will result in the termination of your parent-child relationship with respect to the child.
You are further notified that 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 the first publication of this Summons and Notice is grounds to terminate your parent-child relationship with respect to the child.
You are further notified that if the child is either:
A. A member of an Indian tribe or,
B. Eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and the biological child of a member of an Indian tribe and if you acknowledge paternity of the child or if your paternity of the child is established prior to the termination of your parent-child relationship, your parental rights may not be terminated, unless:
1. You give valid consent to termination or
2. Your parent-child relationship is terminated involuntarily pursuant to Chapter 26.33 or Chapter 13.34 of the Revised Code of Washington.
NOTE: “Indian tribe” is defined in 25 U.S.C. 1903. It refers to American Indians or Alaska Natives.
One method of filing your response and serving a copy on the Petitioners is to send it by certified mail with return receipt requested.
DATED this 18 day of March, 2022.
VAN SICLEN STOCKS & FIRKINS
/s/JOHN S. STOCKS, WSBA #21165 Attorney for Petitioners DICKNEITE
File Response With:
Clerk of the Court
Pierce County Superior Court
930 Tacoma Ave. S., Room 110 Tacoma, WA 98402
SERVE A COPY OF YOUR RESPONSE ON:
John S. Stocks
Attorney for Petitioners 721 45th Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002
April 15, 22, 29, 2022