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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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Is it Unfair to Require an Unnamed Father to Register with a Putative Father Registry prior to the Birth of the Child?

A “putative father” is a man whose legal relationship to a child has not been established (for example — not the husband of the mother), but claims, or is alleged, to be the father to a child. The Indiana Putative Father Registry was created to protect putative fathers’ parental rights. By registering with the Indiana […]

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