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Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights Opinions

Indiana Supreme Court Date Published Case Lower Court Case Number Appellate Court Case Number 08/15/14 In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: D.D. (Minor Child) and B.T. (Mother) and D.D. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP) 49D09-1305-JT-16005 49A02-1312-JT-1027 08/14/14 In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship […]

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Tribute to IMPD Officer Perry Renn

Being part of the Indianapolis community we, at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. Adoption Law, would like to take a moment to pay tribute to IMPD Officer Perry Renn who was killed in the line of duty this month serving his community. This video was beautifully shot by IMPD Officer Ron Shelnutt of the K-9 Unit […]

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Baby Gammy and Gestational Surrogacy

By: Grant Kirsh • David Farnell is a 22 times convicted sex offender • Wendy & David Farnell hired a gestational surrogate in Thailand to carry their twins • Gammy, their son, was born with Downs Syndrome • The Farnells returned to Australia with their daughter but left Gammy in Australia with the gestational surrogate […]

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August 26, 2015 – ICLEF – Handling a Contested Adoption Case

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Steven M. Kirsh, adoption attorney at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., chaired the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s presentation on Handling a Contested Adoption Case. Steve was able to get together four of the finest contested adoption litigators in the country to present on various aspects of contested adoptions. These attorneys included: – […]

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February 24, 2015 – 'Baby boxes' could be coming to Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – In an effort to reduce the number of abandoned infant deaths, the Indiana Legislature is looking into a plan that would allow for special incubator ‘baby boxes’ to be installed at all safe haven sites around the state. The boxes would not be required, but supporters hope they can get them installed at […]

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February 11, 2015 – Children born via assisted reproductive technologies are getting healthier, study says

Children born via assisted reproductive technologies are getting healthier, study says. Over the last 20 years, rates of premature birth, low birth weight, stillbirth and infant death have decreased. Some of the most common forms of assisted reproductive technologies include: – Surrogacy – Gestational surrogacy – In vitro fertilization (IVF) The study, published on January […]

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February 10, 2015 – New Jersey Senate Passes Bill Expanding Definition of Surrogate Parenting

TRENTON – The New Jersey state senate passed a bill on February 5th that would allow intended parents to enter into an agreement with a “gestational carrier” to bear their child. A gestational carrier is a woman who has no genetic relation to the child she carries. This is different from a traditional surrogate who […]

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Colorado birth father can contest Utah adoption, court rules

Bobby L. Nevares, a birth father in Colorado, was denied an opportunity to contest an adoption in Utah, the Utah Supreme Court ruled on Friday.  His son was born from a brief sexual relationship he had with a 15 year-old-girl.  Nevares properly followed the procedure, in Colorado, to preserve his parental rights, the high court […]

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