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Why “placing a child for adoption” versus “giving up a child for adoption”

When adoption agencies, adoption attorneys, and other adoption professionals talk with birth mothers or expectant mothers about the pregnant adoption option, they refer to the birth mother’s (expectant mother’s) decision as a plan. If she decides to pursue adoption, she has made an adoption plan. If she decides to parent, she has made a parenting […] Keep Reading

One year since “the call”

An adoptive parent just emailed us this post from today. With her permission we are sharing it with you. “I can only describe it as the equivalent of having a doctor say “you’re pregnant”. That confirmation that this is happening. I had spent a few months taking classes and preparing for a baby. I initially […] Keep Reading

Adoption Information

First off, thank you for your interest in our adoption practice. Adoption is the only area of law we practice. We have participated in over 10,000 adoption (of all types) over the past 34 years. Annually, we assist in about 100 infant/newborn adoptions. We offer a free, in-office, consultation to prospective adoptive parents. Here are […] Keep Reading

What Will My Child Think of Me?

It’s common for prospective birth mothers to wonder if some day their children will understand the decision to make an adoption plan for them. In our 30 plus years as Indiana adoption lawyers, our experience clearly indicates that as children begin to mature, they recognize the advantages they have that they wouldn’t otherwise have had […] Keep Reading

What Is Open Adoption?

In a private adoption, the level of contact between a birth mother and her child after the adoption is usually agreed upon before the adoption is finalized. Many birth mothers wish to have frequent contact with their children, and others prefer no contact at all. While adoptive parents are usually willing to accommodate the birth […] Keep Reading

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