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Dealing With Expectations and Disappointment in the Adoption Process
Sometimes, adoption doesn’t work out as you planned. Families can go through the entire process only to have to start all over again. While the legal steps are often clear, adoption itself is a murky area. There are no guarantees. We don’t know how many hills you will have to climb or what will happen when you finally turn that last corner. What we do know is that, if you work with us, we will be by your side every step of the way, helping you meet any challenges that come along.
At Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., our Indiana adoption lawyers have more than 32 years of legal experience — that’s 32 years focused solely on adoption law. We have seen it all and know the challenges. If you are considering adoption, turn to advocates with experience, confidence, and — most importantly — hope. Contact Kirsh & Kirsh online or by calling 317-575-5555 today.
When Adoption Takes Longer Than First Expected
Whether you knew from the start that you would not be able to have a child, spent years trying to give birth, or simply prefer adoption, we understand that you are eager to bring your child home. Most of our adoptions take between 18 to 24 months. Some adoptions, such as stepparent adoption, Department of Child Services DCS adoptions and grandparent adoptions can take less time.
However, some adoptions take longer — some can even take multiple years. There are many factors at play in determining how long your adoption will take. For example, it may take awhile to find a good fit for you, there may be legal obstacles, or the birth mother may decide to keep her child.
Common Adoption Obstacles
Since we have practiced adoption law for more than 32 years, we have experience with many obstacles to adoption, including:
- A birth mother’s decision to keep her baby or otherwise withdraw her consent (the birth mother can change her mind at any time before she signs a consent to adoption)
- A biological father’s decision to exercise his claim to the child
- Financial barriers
- Delays in court proceedings
- Difficulties with government agencies
- Problems with the home study, criminal background check or medical examination
- A miscarriage or other medical issues
- A limited number of newborns available for adoption
Working with an Indiana adoption agency can also be a significant barrier, adding a level of bureaucracy that can delay your adoption. At Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., a private adoption law firm, you will not face this barrier — you will always work directly with the person helping you make your decisions. Our Indiana adoption lawyers will help you work through any challenges you encounter and strive to make this an efficient, positive process for you.
Contact Our Indiana Adoption Lawyers
Whatever obstacles you face during your adoption, we will help you persevere through the process and get to that beautiful moment when you can take your child home. If you are considering growing your family through adoption, please contact Kirsh & Kirsh. We are the only adoption attorneys in Indiana — and among the few in the entire country — dedicated solely to adoptions. We would like to let our experience work for you.
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