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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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pregnant and cannot raise baby

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 […]

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Living expenses for adoption plan In Indiana

How Do Living Expenses Work In An Adoption?

Living expenses in an adoption are intended to make the expectant mother’s life easier — not act as an inducement for a birth parent to give up a baby for adoption or, more correctly, make an adoption plan for a baby. Indiana Law allows adoptive parents to give money to expectant and birth mothers for […]

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Post Adoption Indiana

Post Adoption Contact Agreements in Indiana

Indiana Code 31-19-16 allows for post adoption contact agreements (PACA) between adoptive parents and biological parents that are willing to sign a consent to the adoption.  Indiana Code 31-19-16.5 allows for post adoption contact agreements between siblings that are being adopted.  The former happens much more often than the latter. This is because siblings are […]

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Drug during pregnancy and adoption options

I Used Drugs During My Pregnancy, Can I Still Place My Newborn For Adoption Through Adoption Attorneys KIRSH & KIRSH, P.C. (“KIRSH & KIRSH”)?

Yes. Kirsh & Kirsh has loving, carefully screened, prospective adoptive parents who have expressed interest in adopting babies exposed to drugs or born addicted to drugs. In our 35+ years of experience with THOUSANDS of birth mothers, we have never known of an expectant mother who intentionally tried to hurt their unborn child by taking […]

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Best adoption agency

WHO IS THE BEST ADOPTION AGENCY OR ADOPTION ATTORNEY IN INDIANA?

As the expression goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Who is “Best,” in many ways is a matter of personal preference. However, in forming an opinion a person may want to consider a few factors: Which adoption attorney or adoption agency has the most number of years of experience? Some will add […]

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Safe Haven Adoption Law

What is the Difference between Taking Advantage of a Safe Haven Law and Adoption?

The Safe Haven Law in Indiana, codified at Indiana Code § 31-34-2.5, enables a person to leave a child, who is not more than 30 days old, at certain safe places like fire stations and hospital emergency departments without fear of criminal liability for child abandonment or neglect. We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, […]

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Kirsh & Kirsh Indiana Adoption Attorney

Kirsh & Kirsh and What Do We Do?

Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) practice adoption law throughout Indiana, including adoptions with other states. We help pregnant women and birth mothers find loving, secure, carefully screened families for their babies and prospective adoptive parents find babies to welcome into their homes and hearts. Indiana Law allows Kirsh & Kirsh to […]

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