SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FAMILY COURT

DOMESTIC RELATIONS BRANCH – ADOPTIONS

EX PARTE IN THE MATTER OF
THE PETITION OF
M.C.D. and B.W.S.
FOR ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD

Adoption Case No: 2020 ADA 97
Judge Andrеа L. Hеrtzfеld

NOTICE OF ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS

To: CHRISTОPHER BОND

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an adoption petition is pending before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia concerning the minor child, D.R.B.E., born on March 12, 2015 in Bronx, NY to Brittаny Leаh Evаns.

YOU ARE HEREBY ORDERED to appear for a Show Cause Hearing scheduled on February 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via WebEx in Courtroom JM-14, before Judge Andrеа Hеrtzfеld. You may contact the Family Court Call Center at 202-879-1212 for further guidance on how to log into the virtual Courtroom JM-14.

You have the right to seek custody of the minor child or to challenge the adoption.

However, in order to do so, you must either appear at the Show Cause Hearing, or, within 20 days of the publication of this notice, file a written objection with:

Central Intake Center
Family Court, JM Level
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
500 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

You may also file an objection in this matter matters via CaseFileExpress by registering and filing at https://dc.casefilexpress.com/Login.aspx

If you do not wish to seek custody or challenge this adoption, you may consent to the adoption or relinquish the child to a licensed child-placement agency by contacting Lindа Pеrilstеin, Executive Director, Cradle of Hope Adoption Center, 1629 K. Street, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20006, lperilstein@cradlehope.org, 202-664-9664.

You may retain counsel to represent you in the adoption proceeding or, if you are financially unable to do so, you may request the Court to appoint an attorney to represent you pursuant to D.C. Code § 16-316 (2009).

Your failure to respond to this Notice of Adoption Proceeding and Order to Show Cause can result in the waiver of your consent to this adoption, and the termination of your legal rights, responsibilities and obligations with respect to the child. Unless you appear for the Show Cause Hearing or file a written objection prior to the hearing, you may not receive notice of subsequent court action and/or proceedings in the case.

SO ORDERED.


01/04/2021

Copies to:

Jennifеr Fairfаx & Cаtеlyn Slаttеry
Family Formation Law Offices
827 Woodside Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

jfairfax@jenniferfairfax.com
catelyn@jenniferfairfax.com

Counsel for Petitioners

. /signed/
АNDRЕА L. HЕRTZFЕLD
ASSOCIATE JUDGE

Lindа Pеrilstеin
Executive Director
Cradle of Hope Adoption Center
1629 K. Street, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20006

lperilstein@cradlehope.org

Agency

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