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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 […]

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Hoping to adopt a baby in Indiana

How Old Do I Have Be To Adopt A Newborn?

Coincidentally, this morning, we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) received separate inquiries from our website, www.IndianaAdoption.com, from 18- and 19-year-olds, interested in adopting newborns and wanted to know if they were old enough to adopt. Indiana adoption statutes do not specify a minimum age to adopt. However, as adoption attorneys, […]

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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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Give Up Baby For Adoption

If I Give Up My Baby For Adoption, Will DCS Get involved In The Adoption?

No. The Indiana Department of Children Services (“DCS”) will not get involved BECAUSE you place a newborn for adoption. DCS investigates children in need of services, children who suffer from neglect or abuse, sometimes referred to as “CHINS.” A child placed for adoption through an adoption law firm, like Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & […]

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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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Placing baby for adoption in Indiana

Is It Too Late To Give My Baby Up For Adoption After I Have Brought The Baby Home From The Hospital?

No, it is not too late. Over the last 35+ years, we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), have helped a number of birth mothers, throughout Indiana, put their babies up for adoption (make adoption plans) after they have left the hospital with the babies. In many, but not all, of […]

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I Am Pregnant And Thinking About GivingMy Baby Up For Adoption. I Have Heard Great Things About Kirsh & Kirsh But Don’t Have A Way To Get To Their Office

No worries! We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), will come to you anywhere in Indiana or “meet” you virtually – Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, text, email, telephone – whatever works for you. We prefer in person meetings, and that is why we will travel to you, but we understand every expectant […]

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Unplanned Pregnancy options

I have an Unplanned Pregnancy. What Options Do I have?

For most couples learning that they are pregnant is a joyous occasion. If that does not describe your reaction when you learned you were pregnant or you have an unplanned pregnancy, an untimely pregnancy, or for some, an unwanted pregnancy, you have options to parenting the baby, including: Giving the baby to a family member […]

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Giving Baby Up For Adoption

I am Pregnant and Thinking About Giving My Baby Up for Adoption. What Happens When I Contact an Adoption Agency?

Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), based in Indiana, is not an adoption agency so we cannot tell you what will happen if you contact an adoption agency, but we can tell you what will happen if you contact us. If you are pregnant and thinking about giving up your baby for […]

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Last minute hospital adoption

Life after an Adoptive Placement

We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), have arranged adoptions in Indiana for more than 35 years, involving thousands of successful placements. Recently, after having a consent to adoption signed at a hospital, I, Steve Kirsh, went to the birth mother’s nurses’ station to give the nurses the chart copies of […]

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