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Give up baby for Adoption in Indiana

If I Think I Might Give My Baby Up For Adoption, Can I Leave The Father Out Of It?

The answer depends on the state in which the adoptive parents file the adoption. We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), try to file all adoptions in Indiana, even those involving births outside of Indiana. We can file an adoption in Indiana if the adoptive parents reside in Indiana or the child is […]

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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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Putting baby up for adoption in Indiana

I Am Not A Teenager. In Fact, I Have Other Children. Can Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“KIRSH & KIRSH’) Help Me Give Up My Baby For Adoption?

YES! You might assume that newborn adoptions almost always involve teenaged birth mothers, but believe it or not, most expectant mothers are closer to 30 years of age than 16, and most have another child or children. In our experience, teenage moms are less likely to put up their babies for adoption (or, more correctly, […]

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Giving up baby for adoption Indiana

Do I Have To Meet Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“KIRSH & KIRSH”) To Give My Baby Up For Adoption?

No, you do not have to meet anyone from Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, in person, if you would like information about putting your baby up for adoption. We will provide the information in the manner you find helpful – email, FaceTime, Zoom, telephone, email, and etc. We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, have found that […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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