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Indiana Adoption – Placing a Baby for Adoption

By Grant Kirsh of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. posted in Placing a Baby for Adoption on Monday, July 6, 2015. Placing a baby for adoption can be a difficult decision.  Some people refer to this as putting up a baby for adoption or giving up a baby for adoption.  Some birth parents choose to work […]

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Not All Adoptions are Bad

There are a number of people, particularly women, who gave up their baby for adoption, and in some cases were forced to give up their babies for adoption years ago. Fortunately, that practice does not happen like it use to. But, there was a time in Indiana, and in the country, where young women were […]

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Mutual Respect in Adoption

Respect in adoption is important. It is not often that I criticize a birth mother, but this past week, we had a situation involving a woman that was incredibly selfish, uncaring, unreasonable, and completely irresponsible. That is not the typical birth mother who makes and adoption plan, or gives her baby up for adoption, but […]

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The Infamous Adoption Red Flag

As an adoptive parent, you are either aware of, or will soon become aware of “red flags” though your adoption process. There are no hard and fast rules as to what constitutes a “red flag” when dealing with someone who may be having second thoughts of their adoption plan or, worse yet, scamming you or […]

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To Serve, or Not to Serve . . . That is the Question

Serving a named father with notice of an adoption is always the safest course of action. If an expectant mother is not willing to identify the father, prospective adoptive parents have the options of accepting the risk or passing on the opportunity to adopt. In our experience, few men who are served with notice, actually […]

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Adoptive Families: Picking the Right Adoptive Parents

Picking the right adoptive parents is not as difficult as you may think. If you are pregnant and considering adoption you may be wondering how in the world are you supposed to know who these people are and if they can be trusted to raise your baby. Well, rest assured. Under Indiana law, in order […]

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Post Adoption Agreement: Send Your Adoption Updates! Part Two

Adoptive parents can never include too many photos or too much information about the child in their adoption updates. Birth parents enjoy seeing the child doing different activities, spending time with family members, and the child’s reactions to different things, even including photos of the child crying or having a temper tantrum, all of which […]

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National Putative Father Registry – Utah Responsible Father Act

Putative Father Registry – The general assembly in Utah is considering a bill which would create an Interstate Compact on Putative Father Registries. Indiana along with more than 30 other states have a Putative Father Registry (“PFR”). In short a PFR, gives a man who thinks he might have fathered a child the opportunity to […]

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