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Initial 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 […]

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Indiana Foster Care Adoptions

If you have custody of a child as a foster parent or a child has been placed with you by the Department of Children Services, we can help you understand the process of adopting the child and, perhaps, even obtaining an adoption subsidy.  We are happy to speak with you by telephone, without cost or […]

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Grandparent Adoptions

Bringing Families Together Through Grandparent Adoption Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., is the only Indiana law firm — and one of the few in the entire country — dedicated solely to adoption law. Indiana grandparent adoption attorneys Joel and Steve Kirsh have helped hundreds of grandparents adopt their children’s kids. With more than 30 years of […]

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Legal Issues Surrounding Surrogacy, Embryo Adoption And Egg Donation

Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) have made immeasurable contributions to the lives of people who have been unsuccessful in their efforts to get pregnant. For women who are unable to carry a baby to term, gestational surrogacy often provides a good solution. These procedures involve implanting an embryo into the uterus of a gestational carrier, or […]

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A Grateful Adoptive Parent Speaks

Dear Amy, As I sit down to write you this letter, I am very much aware that there are no words I can write on this paper to fully express my gratitude for what you have given me. Any words that I choose seem almost trite or insincere under the circumstances. For how can I […]

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Adoption Tax Credit

FEDERAL ADOPTION TAX CREDIT INFORMATION The 2014 version of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Qualified Adoption Expenses (Form 8839) has been released. Additionally, the updated instructions for this form have also been released. Form 8839 is used by taxpayers to claim the adoption tax credit, an exclusion for employer-provided adoption benefits, or both. The changes […]

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Adoption Myths For Adoptive Parents

Busting Adoption Myths The popular media paints a severe picture of adoption — TV shows, movies and news stories tell of poorly adjusted adopted children who are “searching for their identities.” This common stigma ignores the love and compassion that exist between an adopted child and his or her birth parents — a love that […]

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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 […]

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Adopting Minority Children

Promoting the Adoption of Minority Children Kirsh & Kirsh is dedicated to finding adoptive parents for minority children. Joel and Seven Kirsh have been practicing Indiana adoption law for over thirty years. They have assisted in bringing over 2500 families together to through adoption. Minority Children Adoptions In their thirty years of practicing Indiana adoption […]

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