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I cannot believe I am pregnant again. What should I do?

Recently, I met with an expectant mother who had previously made an adoption plan and placed a child with a family through our office. She said that she was hesitant to call us this time because she felt like “scum” (her words) for winding up unexpectedly pregnant again. I assured her that her situation happens […] Keep Reading

Adoption Tax Credit Permanently Extended!

Today, the President will sign H.R. 8, “American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012”, which will make the Adoption Tax Credit, first enacted as part of the “Bush Tax Cuts”, permanent. In 2013, families earning less than $194,580 can claim a tax credit of up to $12,970. Some portion of the credit is available for […] Keep Reading

Written by an adoptive mom who adopted through our office 18 years ago, an essay she describes as the "Meaning of Love"

On May 17, 1993, at 9:00 a.m., a stranger I had never met taught me a lifetime of love. On that day, at that exact hour, a committed 18-year old opened her heart as wide as the heavens themselves and all by herself, changed lives forever. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. Julie and […] Keep Reading

If Kirsh and Kirsh Only Represents the Adoptive Parents, what about the Birth Mother?

One of the differences between hiring Kirsh and Kirsh as a law firm and hiring an adoption agency is that Kirsh and Kirsh only represents one party to the adoption. Adoption agencies say that they represent everyone in the adoption. As attorneys, it would not be ethical for us to represent both the prospective adoptive […] Keep Reading

Parenting A Teenaged Pregnant Daughter

As the father of three sons and having been married for over 35 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

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