Helping You Start a Family With Your Partner
Are you and your partner considering adoption? Would you like to adopt your partner’s child? With more than 30 years of adoption law experience, Indiana adoption lawyers Steve and Joel Kirsh have the knowledge to help you start your family or legally adopt your stepchildren. We are committed to adoption law; in fact, we are the only law firm in Indiana that focuses its practice solely on adoption law.
For more information about our adoption services for same-sex couples, please contact our law firm online or call 317-575-5555.
Same-Sex Adoptions in Indiana
As a same-sex couple, you may be under scrutiny for your decision to adopt a child. Yet, study after study has shown that children raised by same-sex couples are typically as well-adjusted as children raised by heterosexual couples. The child you want to adopt needs a loving and financially secure home — you can provide it to him or her.
Throughout the United States, same-sex adoption laws continue to change, affected by multiple lawsuits. In Indiana, there is currently no ban on same-sex adoption and LGBT individuals may adopt children. Whether LGBT couples can jointly adopt a child is unclear — please contact our Indiana adoption lawyers for more information.
Second-Parent Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples
If your gay or lesbian partner has a child that you would like to adopt, we can help you through the second-parent adoption process. Treated like a stepparent adoption, a second-parent adoption is only possible if the other biological parent is willing to relinquish his or her parental rights or the court grants a termination of parental rights.
LGBT couples also experience other challenges — since Indiana does not have a state law specifically permitting second-parent adoptions by a same-sex partner, a court may rule the adoption is not in the child’s best interests. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you hire an Indiana adoption lawyer familiar in this area of law.
Contact Our Indiana Adoption Attorneys
If you are considering same-sex adoption, please contact the Indiana same-sex adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh. We would like to let our experience work for you.
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