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Child Adoption in Indiana

Do We Have To Reside In Indiana To File Adoption Proceedings For Child Born In Indiana?

No. As of July 1, 2021, HB 1448 eliminated the residency requirement of the adoption code in Indiana, previously codified at Indiana Code 31-19-2-2, which provided that a “resident of Indiana” may file a petition for adoption in Indiana courts. With the change made by HB 1448, the statute now states that “an individual” who […] Keep Reading

Putting up baby for adoption in Indiana

I Have A Friend Who Is Pregnant. How Do I Get Her To Think About Putting The Baby Up For Adoption?

First, it is very important to remember that she is the mother of the child and has the right to make parenting decisions. It is okay to offer advice and guidance, but it is not your place to impose your judgment on her. A good, non-judgmental way to start a conversation with a pregnant friend […] Keep Reading

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My Teenaged Daughter Is Pregnant. She Is Not Ready To Be A Mother. What Should I Do?

As the father of three sons and having been married for over 46 years, I often recall what my father used to tell me about being a parent: “Steve don’t worry; it is just the first twenty years that are the hardest.”  I remember him telling me that when my boys were toddlers and going […] Keep Reading

open adoptions Indiana

Do Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) Do Open Adoptions?

YES! We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, help create adoption plans which both the prospective adoptive parents and the birth parents find agreeable. Most birth mothers would like to receive letters and photos from the adoptive parents letting them know that their children are healthy and happy and simply to satisfy their curiosity about what the […] Keep Reading

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I Am Pregnant And Not Ready For A Baby But Do Not Want To Abort The Baby. What Can I Do?

Your options include asking a friend or family to help you raise the child or raise the child for you. You might find an adoption agency to provide short-term foster care for the child. You could give birth and invoke the Safe Haven Law by leaving the baby at a fire or police station or […] Keep Reading

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