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What About The Father?

Indiana Adoption Lawyers Steve and Joel Kirsh

Family Solutions that Affirm Life

In general in Indiana, a birth mother is not required to identify the father of her child or inform him of her pregnancy. If you are pregnant and would like to make an adoption plan for your baby, you are under no legal obligation to inform the father of your decision. Even if the father learns of the child at a later date, he has only a limited amount of time before the adoption takes place to challenge the finalization of the proceedings. As experienced, adoption attorneys, Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. will guide you through the process and to make sure you understand your options. We can also arrange for an attorney from another law firm to represent your interests, if you would like.

To discuss your rights and how we can help you in matters related to fathers’ rights, contact Indiana adoption lawyers at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., and schedule a free consultation today. Located in Indianapolis, we work with prospective birth mothers all over Indiana and surrounding states, including the towns of Muncie, Terre Haute, Bloomington, New Castle, South Bend, Gary, Michigan City, Anderson, Elkhart, Lafayette, and Logansport.

Custody Issues and Fathers’ Rights

While birth mothers are not required to identify or notify the father of their child, a father can demand consideration by the court in cases where paternity can be established. Here, a father can assert his parental rights but only within certain prescribed limits set by the law.

Just because a father demands custody of his unborn child does not mean that he will be awarded custody by the court. The law office of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., will work with you and the prospective adoptive parents in making sure you have effective legal representation should a father attempt to assert custodial rights to your child.

Understanding How to Protect Your Rights

If you would like to pursue adoption for your child without creating legal complications with the father, please contact Indiana adoption lawyers at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., today and schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We will explain what the law says, how you can protect your rights, and what can be done to avoid lengthy, complicated legal battles.