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How to Improperly Handle an Adoption

A hospital social worker called us today to ask us an adoption question. Steve Kirsh travels around the state of Indiana to present to hospital social workers and nurses on current adoption law trends in Indiana, how adoptions should be handled properly, and how they are sometimes handled improperly. The social worker called us to […]

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Choosing an Indiana Adoption Agency or Adoption Attorney

  Picking an Indiana adoption agency or indiana adoption attorney to work with to adopt a child can be a daunting task. Just this week I had another conversation with a potential client that voiced their frustration in their decision to go with a national adoption agency in their pursuit to become parents. Unfortunately, I […]

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Not All Adoptions are Bad

There are a number of people, particularly women, who gave up their baby for adoption, and in some cases were forced to give up their babies for adoption years ago. Fortunately, that practice does not happen like it use to. But, there was a time in Indiana, and in the country, where young women were […]

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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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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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Not Old, Just Wise… Part II

Feeling Old Part II – As if it wasn’t bad enough that last Saturday a client of mine told me that I handled the adoption of her sister (whom I assumed was a MUCH younger sister). A few minutes ago, I received an email from a new prospective adoptive parent, for whom I handled HER […]

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