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Roe V. Wade

What Impact Will The Reversal Of ROE V. WADE Have On Adoptions?

Many adoption professionals avoid discussing abortion and expressing an opinion about Roe v. Wade because limiting or banning abortion seems self-serving in that it would obviously make more babies available for adoption. In this Blog, we at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) will not advocate that the United States Supreme Court […]

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Choosing adoption for my baby

I Am Thinking About Giving My Baby Up For Adoption. Do I Have To Involve The Father Of The Baby?

The answer varies by state and depends on whether you and the father of the baby are married or have been married to each other in roughly the year preceding the birth of the baby.  Because we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), have our main office in Indiana, we can […]

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Placing my newborn for adoption

I Already Have Kids And Cannot Provide For Another One. What Are My Options?

The first question you should ask yourself — Is your inability to provide for another child temporary or will it last for the foreseeable future? If you only need a few days or a couple of weeks to be able to parent your child, then a close friend or family member may be able to […]

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Indiana Adoption Only Attorneys

Who Are Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“KIRSH & KIRSH”)? Can They Find A Good Adoptive Home If I Decide To Give Up My Baby For Adoption?

Answering the second question first – YES, Kirsh & Kirsh can help you find a wonderful, loving, carefully screened, and thoroughly investigated home for your baby if you decide to put up your baby for adoption or, more correctly, make an adoption plan for your newborn or soon-to-be-born baby. Kirsh & Kirsh is an adoption-only […]

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Indiana Local Adoption Agency

An Adoption Agency Said That I Should Not Work With Adoption Attorneys KIRSH & KIRSH, P.C. (“KIRSH & KIRSH”) Because They Represent The Adoptive Parents And The Adoption Agency Represents Me?

Actually, a local adoption agency or national adoption agency will probably tell you that they represent everyone in the adoption triad – the birth mother, adoptive parents, and child. Kirsh & Kirsh is not an adoption agency. We do not claim to represent the legal interests of everyone. As the Bible says, no one can […]

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Indiana Pre-adoptive Homestudies

Does Indiana Require Pre-Adoptive Homestudies?

Yes, Indiana Code § 31-19-7-1(a) provides: “A child may not be placed in a proposed adoptive home without the prior written approval of a licensed child placing agency or the local office approved for that purpose by the department.” This includes a criminal check, as defined in Indiana Code § 31-9-2-22.5, of all persons, at […]

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Give up baby for adoption in Indiana

If I Give Up My Baby For Adoption, Will My Child Grow Up Hating Me?

The honest answer is “We don’t know.” Some children hate their parents for all kinds of reasons – real and imagined. However, much of how an adoptee feels about adoption will depend on how his or her adoptive parents talk about adoption to the adoptee. An adopted person who grows up in a loving, supportive […]

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Giving Up baby for adoption in Indiana

You Are In Indiana? But I Live In Tennessee, Mississippi, Or Kentucky. How Can You Help Me Give Up My Baby For Adoption?

Yes, we at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), are based in Indiana, but one of our attorneys is also licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky and soon in Illinois and Michigan. The attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh sometimes called the “Kirsh Boys” among adoption professionals around the country […]

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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 […]

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