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STEP-PARENT ADOPTION

Step Parent Adoption

If you have a child or children and would like your husband, wife, or significant other to become their legal parent, the legal process is step parent adoption or second parent adoption. It can be accomplished with or without the consent of the other biological or legal parent, depending upon the circumstances.

Over the last 30 years, Joel Kirsh has assisted with thousands of step parent and second parent adoptions and would be happy to explain the procedure and answer all of your questions, without cost or obligation.

Please explore the resources on this page and throughout our website. When you're ready, click the Contact Us button to get this exciting process started.

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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 […] Keep Reading

I Don’t Want My Baby To Go Into Foster Care. Will That Happen If I Give Up My Baby For Adoption Through Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“KIRSH & KIRSH”)?

If you put up your baby for adoption, or more correctly, make an adoption plan for your baby, through Kirsh & Kirsh, your baby will NOT go into a foster home. Years ago, local adoption agencies routinely placed children into foster care before allowing the adoptive parents to bond with the newborns, but Kirsh & […] Keep Reading

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 […] Keep Reading

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