They are the same in some ways but VERY different in what is, perhaps, the most important way.
Firstly, the similarities include:
- They are both very personal decisions.
- Both are legal and readily available, in most places.
- The birth parents do not have the responsibility for raising the child.
- Neither changes the fact that the expectant mother conceived a child and is pregnant.
- Both are unforgettable experiences.
- They cannot be “undone.”
- No matter what decision you make — some people agree with your decision and others will criticize you.
Next, the differences:
- Adoption requires the birth mother to carry the baby for nine months and then leave the hospital without the baby, while an abortion immediately ends the pregnancy.
- Few people understand how a woman can “give away her baby” through adoption, yet at the same time, nearly ½ of the people living in the United States STRONGLY believe that abortion is “okay.”
- Abortion does not give the child an opportunity to live life nor fulfill his or her destiny.
- Adoption demonstrates a birth mother’s (parent’s) sacrificial love for her/their child by putting the child’s life ahead of her/their own needs, wants, and desires.
- In adoption, the child lives.
The “Kirsh Boys,” as the adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., are sometimes called – Steve, and his brothers, Joel and Rob, and his son, Grant – pride themselves on answering questions about adoption and explaining the process without pressure or judgment. They cannot make adoption an easy choice, but they can make it less scary by removing some of the unknowns. Ultimately, a birth parent will have to decide if adoption is in their own best interests and the best interests of their child. We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, will not and cannot make that decision for anyone, but we can provide information and answers to questions.
Our contact information is below. We will answer your questions and provide you the information you seek, without cost or obligation on your part. In other words, talking to us is FREE and does NOT mean you ever have to talk or text with us, again. The Kirsh Boys have 90 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE practicing adoption law. We can help you find an AMAZING, WONDERFUL, adoptive home for your precious baby, whether you live in Anderson or Indianapolis, Bedford or Bloomington, Evansville or French Lick, or Winamac or Ft. Wayne, or any Indiana county or city in between, or ANYWHERE in Tennessee, Mississippi, or Kentucky.
We have lots of wonderful, carefully screened, loving families, FROM INDIANA AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY (married, single, Lesbian, and Gay) who cannot wait to welcome a baby into their hearts and homes and are happy to assist with living expenses to the full extent allowed by law.
You can call, text, and or email us anytime —call: 317-575-5555, text: 317-721-2030, email: AdoptionSupport@kirsh.com, or Facebook message: https://www.facebook.com/KirshandKirsh/. We answer our office phone 24 hours a day, every single day. We try to respond to emails and text messages within minutes of receipt.
POSITIVE ADOPTION LANGUAGE DISCLAIMER: Please understand that these blog posts are written in a way to use language that people use when searching for help with their adoption plans. Unfortunately, while all of us understand what positive adoption language means, most expectant moms that come to us at first do not understand what that means. The most common search term on the Internet for expectant moms is “how do I give up my baby for adoption”. If we do not include those words in our blog posts, and instead put “how do I create an adoption plan for my baby” then our website will not show up in most expectant mom’s search results in Google.