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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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Heartfelt Adoption Reconnection

Friday was amazing day for an adoptee and her biological mother. I cannot put into words the intensity and beauty of this re-connection. About ten minutes into the meeting I asked the adoptee how she felt and she said that she experienced an incredible weight being lifted from her and a sense of peace. As […]

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Internet Adoption Advertising — Beware

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers are sometimes tempted to use the internet to create an adoption plans for children (put their “baby up for adoption”). The Indiana Code and the cases interpreting those statutes specify the procedures and requirements which must be followed in order adopt a child. Failure to precisely follow the statutory […]

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DCS Adoptions: Picking the Right Attorney

In a recent DCS Adoption, in which I represented the guardian ad litem, I witnessed something that was very disheartening… the attorney representing the adoptive parents was not present for a meeting in which everyone else was present. I found out that this was no mistake, the attorney openly told their clients that they would […]

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Is it Unfair to Require an Unnamed Father to Register with a Putative Father Registry prior to the Birth of the Child?

A “putative father” is a man whose legal relationship to a child has not been established (for example — not the husband of the mother), but claims, or is alleged, to be the father to a child. The Indiana Putative Father Registry was created to protect putative fathers’ parental rights. By registering with the Indiana […]

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Adoption Deception: Know Who You Are Working With

Adoption Deception: Michelle Greenberg was recently arrested in Indianapolis on charges relating to committing adoption fraud. The Affidavit for Probable Cause filed by the Indiana State Police alleges that Greenberg, working on behalf of Attorney Mark Reder-Yera, claimed to have had an expectant mother interested in making an adoption plan with prospective adoptive parents. According […]

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How Do I Put My Baby Up for Adoption?

To “put my baby up for adoption” means first and foremost, you love your baby. Women do not “give up my baby for adoption” and frankly they do not “put my baby up for adoption.” What they do is love their baby and want for their baby a life they know, at this moment in […]

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Adoption, Experience and Search Engine Optimization

We are always evaluating adoption and how the people who choose to work with us find us in the first place. Most people who work with us tell us they saw or heard our name two to three different times from friends, doctors, social workers, clients, and that is why they contacted us. Grant and […]

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