WORDS FROM A BIRTH MOM
Coming to Peace with Adoption
Doubts About Adoption
Options for Unplanned or Untimely Pregnancy
I Lived on Parker Avenue
ADOPTION PLAN STEPS
LEARN ABOUT ADOPTION
Call us about unplanned pregnancy help and adoption for your child. Your call does not mean you’ve decided on adoption. But it helps to talk to someone who cares about you and your Indiana adoption plan and also can give you factual information about placing a baby for adoption in Indiana.
CREATE AN ADOPTION PLAN
We will work with you to create an adoption plan that reflects your unique wants and needs and provide with you birthmother adoption support. Decide what type of adoption you want and how much contact you’d like to have with the adoptive parents and the baby you have decided to place for adoption.
CHOOSE A FAMILY FOR YOUR BABY
View profiles of prospective adoptive families waiting to adopt in Indiana and talk to them before making a decision.
PLAN YOUR DELIVERY
Create a plan for your hospital stay. After the baby is born, you’ll have the option to spend time with the baby, the adoptive family, and/or a counselor. The baby will go directly home from the hospital with the adoptive family if you decide to place your baby for adoption.
RECEIVE POST PREGNANCY SUPPORT
We can help you sort through your feelings and answer your adoption questions. Your adoption caseworker can work with you to help you move forward and have the adoption support you need after the adoption.
If you believe that placing your baby for adoption is your best plan for your baby, we will provide financial help with living expenses, for such things as rent, clothing, food, transportation, utilities, lost wages, and other pregnancy-related expenses, as allowed by Indiana Law. We want you and your baby to be okay and will do whatever we can legally do to help you. For more information about how we can help you with placing your baby for adoption, contact us day or night.
You choose the doctor whom you want to see and the hospital at which you deliver, or we will help you find one. If you proceed with placing your baby for adoption we will see that your pregnancy related medical expenses are paid. For more information about how we can help you, contact us day or night to discuss adoption in Indiana.
We do NOT require that you live in a maternity home if you are considering placing a baby for adoption. Most women with whom we work, who need help with housing, prefer that we provide assistance in paying rent. For more information about how we can help you, contact us day or night.
What does making an adoption plan look like?
Positive Adoption Language
"Putting up my baby for adoption" or "giving up my baby for adoption" is not what most refer to as positive adoption language. "Giving up a baby for adoption” has a negative meaning because it implies the birth mother is giving up on her baby by placing the baby for adoption. The same goes for "putting up my baby for adoption." Some people believe that this term came from when people used to put up fliers advertising a child for adoption. Other people say putting up a child for adoption has its roots from when orphan trains would come through towns and people would put children up on the train platforms to be adopted.
Today we like to say "create an adoption plan for my baby" or "place my baby for adoption," rather than “give my baby up for adoption,” or “putting my baby up for adoption.”
Are you pregnant in and looking for info about adoption?
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
THANK YOU NOTES FROM BIRTH MOTHERS
- Samantha W.
"I really appreciate everything Grant Kirsh and everyone else at Kirsh & Kirsh have done for me. They have helped me through two adoptions, and my experience with them has been wonderful! They have been there for me in every way, by offering counseling and helping with every detail as far as any questions or concerns I might have. Kirsh & Kirsh has made the process of adoption, worry free, I trust Grant Kirsh and Kirsh & Kirsh completely. I would and have recommend other women who are pregnant and considering adoption to Kirsh & Kirsh. If I ever have to go through with an adoption there's no other law firm, hands down, I would go through, or any other lawyer I would even consider other than Grant Kirsh. I'm very pleased with working with them, and they have been a blessing with the whole process. I can't thank Grant enough for everything he has done for me and he's always been there for me and came through for me, with every question or request I've asked from him and his firm. I can't say thank you enough to him and his firm!!”
- Rachel A.
"Kirsh and Kirsh did an amazing job helping me through the adoption process. It was a very emotional time for me and they did everything they possibly could to make sure I was okay. They are very good at what they do as far as explaining everything in an understandable way, and making it less stressful and emotional than it needs to be. I knew I could trust them to find my baby the best home possible and that's exactly what they did. They care about the women they work with on a personal level. They strived to learn more about my family and I so that I could make the right decision. I am confident in saying that they are a huge reason today why I know I made the best decision for my child and I would definitely recommend them to anyone needed this type of service and support. Thank you Kirsh and Kirsh.”
- Lisa H.
"At 21 it's hard to say you're truly ready to take on the full responsibility of a child while trying to establish yourself as a an adult, and I was able to find my answers with Kirsh and Kirsh. I found the parents I wanted to adopt through the vast profiles that were put together, and the assurance that all received extensive background checks put my mind at ease as I read several profiles. I chose an open adoption and was able to develop a beautiful relationship with the couple I chose. I cannot imagine a better adoption story than the one Kirsh and Kirsh helped me write through my pregnancy. Grant Kirsh and the team created such a level of comfort throughout my experience, between the extensive profiling of all the eager couples and the caring nature of the Kirsh team, my pregnancy became a treasured time in my life.”
- Chelsey L.
"Kirsh and Kirsh is the reason I had such a stress free pregnancy. They were always just a text or phone call away and I never felt alone. They checked in on me and really made it to where I had a whole place of friends not far away. Grant Kirsh always gave me such great advice and I could literally come to him at any time, day or night. It was like working with a family and they got me through the toughest, yet so rewarding, choice I have ever made. There's not anyone better that I would recommend going through for adoption. Everyone there is just so wonderful and caring. I would choose them again in a heartbeat.”
- Janelle F.
"I would like to thank those at Kirsh and Kirsh, especially Grant Kirsh. They were very kind and helpful. they made the process easy to understand and help guided me through to understand my rights and responsibilities. I had time to choose a couple and in my heart I feel I found the perfect couple for my daughter. As this is the hardest choice I have ever had to make, I know it was right. Kirsh and Kirsh were very caring and helpful in my adoption process and would encourage anyone looking into adoption for your baby to meet with Kirsh and Kirsh”
- Katrina T.