AN INTRODUCTION TO ADOPTION
Thank you for contacting us. We have helped prospective adoptive parents — individuals and couples — realize their dreams of parenthood. Adoption is the only area of law we practice and have been involved in 3000+ successful adoptions in Indiana and throughout the country for more than 30 years.
While we cannot guarantee your journey will be without bumps or even detours in the road, we can promise that we will be there to help you along the way. Our entire staff spends every working hour assisting people with adoptions.
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For most families, the Federal Government assists with $13,460 of adoption expenses in the form of a tax refund. You will need to speak with your tax accountant to understand the details of the program. However, in general terms, families earning less than $241,920 a year (adjusted gross income) in 2016 will get a tax refund equal to their adoption expenses up to $13,460.
Another requirement of the credit is that the family has paid net Federal income taxes equal to, or greater than, the amount of the refund being requested. The State of Indiana also gives a modest tax credit for Indiana residents who qualify for the federal tax credit. The maximum credit for a child with special needs is also $13,460 for the calendar year of 2016.
Watch our slightly over 2 hour, professionally produced Adoption Information Video either at our office or from the comfort of your own home.
Our video is a very effective way to answer many of the most commonly asked questions about adoption. The video also provides a basic understanding of how we may help you become successful in adopting through our adoption law practice. The video addresses, in some detail, adopting through our office, including the costs, the procedures, the risks, and how to find a baby to adopt.
If you choose to work with us, it is mandatory that you watch the video, even if you have previously adopted elsewhere.
Our goal of requiring potential clients to watch this video is to provide you as much information as possible, so that you can make a well-informed decision about what could possibly be one of the most important decisions of your life.
Whether you choose to watch the video in the comfort of your own home or in our office, there is no charge for meeting with one of our attorneys. If you choose to watch the video in our office you will meet with one of our attorneys directly after. Alternatively, many prospective clients have told us that they prefer to watch the video before coming to our office. Doing so gives them a chance to reflect on what they have learned in the video and better gather their thoughts and questions prior to sitting down with one of our attorneys.
Whether you want to watch the video at our office (Option 1) or watch the video at home (Options 2 or 3). There is no charge for the initial consultation with one of our attorneys.
Watch video at our office at no cost – Please email Claire Heger by clicking here. An email should open for you to fill in some missing information. If this does not happen call our office and speak with Claire (317-575-5555).
Unlimited online streaming for 30 days for $30. If you choose this option it may take us up to 24 hours to send you the login info to view the video.
We can mail you a DVD, to keep, for $45
This step only applies if you choose Option 2 or Option 3 for watching the video.
After you watch the entire video, it is time to schedule a meeting with Steve, Joel or Grant Kirsh. Your meeting may take place either at our office, via phone call or Skype call. To schedule your meeting please call Claire Heger at our office at 317-575-5555.
After meeting with us, you will be in a much more informed position in order to decide for yourself whether working with us is the approach that you would like to take. We also invite you to Google “Kirsh & Kirsh Online Reviews” to see what people around the web have to say about us. You may also like to read some of our posts & tweets to find out more about our adoption law practice’s clients and culture.
By the way, when calling our office, please use (317) 575-5555. We try to keep our “800” line open for expectant mothers who may be calling.
If this information was confusing or if you have any questions we are always available to speak with you over the phone during normal business hour