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IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF ROCKDALE COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN THE INTEREST OF: E.S. SEX: MALE DOB: 12/07/2006 Case # 1900478 F.R. SEX: FEMALE DOB: 09/15/2007 Case # 1900479 I.R. SEX: MALE DOB: 07/07/2010 Case # 1900480 E.R. SEX: MALE DOB: 09/15/2015 Case # 1900481 N.R. SEX: MALE DOB: 04/28/2017 Case # 1900482 J.R. SEX: MALE DOB: 06/25/2018 Case # 1900483 CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE SUMMONS TO: Tiffanee Rutherford, Michael Smith, George Parks, John Doe, and any other person claiming an interest in the children named above born to Tiffanee Rutherford on the dates above-listed You are hereby notified that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights was filed before the Juvenile Court of Rockdale County by the Georgia Department of Human Services by and through its' agent Rockdale Department of Family and Children Services (hereinafter referred to as "the Department"). You are hereby commanded personally or by attorney to be and appear at the Rockdale County Juvenile Court for a hearing to be held the Juvenile Court of Rockdale County, 922 Court Street, Room 103, Conyers, Georgia 30012, on the 18th day of December 2019, at 1:30 p.m., then and there to answer the Department's Petition for Termination of Parental Rights and to answer why the Department's prayers for relief should not be granted. The findings of fact and Orders of Disposition made pursuant to the provisional hearing will become the final order by this Court unless the parents appear at the final hearing. The final hearing is only for the parent(s) who do not appear personally, or by attorney, at the provisional hearing. That by reason of this Court's Order for Service by Publication dated the 8th day of October, 2019, you are hereby commanded and required to file with the Clerk of said Court, and serve upon Kali Wills, counsel for Rockdale Department of Family and Children Services, whose address is P.O. Box 52, Covington, GA 30015, an answer to the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights within sixty (60) days of the date of the Order for Service by Publication. NOTICE OF EFFECT OF TERMINATION JUDGMENT Georgia law provides that you can permanently lose your rights as a parent. A Petition to Terminate Parental Rights has been filed requesting the court to terminate your parental rights to your children. A copy of the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights in reference to the above-named children may be obtained from the Clerk's office located at the courthouse in Rockdale County, during business hours. Court hearing(s) of your case has been scheduled to be heard by this Court at the location, date, and times as stated above. If you fail to appear, the court can terminate your parental rights in your absence. If the court at the trial finds that the facts set out in the Petition to Terminate Parental Rights are true and that termination of your rights will serve the best interests of your children, the court can enter a judgment ending your rights to your children. If the judgment terminates your parental rights, you will no longer have any rights to your children. This means that you will not have the right to visit, contact, or have custody of your children or make any decisions affecting your child or your child's earnings or property. Your child will be legally freed to be adopted by someone else. Even if your parental rights are Terminated: (1) You will be responsible for providing financial support (child support payments) for your child's care unless and until your child is adopted; and (2) Your child can still inherit from you unless and until your child is adopted. This is a very serious matter. You should contact an attorney immediately so that you can be prepared for the court hearing. You have the right to hire an attorney and to have him or her represent you. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney if the court finds that you are an indigent person. Whether or not you decide to hire an attorney, you have the right to attend the hearing of your case, to call witnesses on your behalf, and to question those witnesses on brought against you. If you have any questions concerning this notice, you may call the telephone number of the clerk's office which is: (770) 278-7777. SO ORDERED, this 8th day of October, 2019. ____________________________________ Dondra Phillips, Deputy Clerk III Juvenile Court of Rockdale County Rockdale Judicial Circuit

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