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Adoption Positive Language

Adoption Positive Language

Why it’s important: Failing to use adoption sensitive language in a group setting can often lead to people with certain life stories feeling less than or excluded. Adoption is not an overly common experience, but it happens regularly enough that, when addressing a group of 40 or more, statistically speaking you likely have at least […]

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Give up baby for adoption

Will Anyone Want My Baby If I Give It Up For Adoption?

YES! Nationally, anywhere between 40 and 80 families want to adopt EACH baby available for adoption. The COVID pandemic has made the waiting lists at many local adoption agencies and national adoption agencies grow even longer. Therefore, not only are there families wanting to adopt, birth mothers and birth parents have LOTS of choices. Being […]

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Giving up baby for adoption in Indiana

I Don’t Know If I Can Give Up My Baby For Adoption

In fact, very few women who think about putting up their babies for adoption, or more correctly, making adoption plans for their babies proceed with an adoption. Fundamentally, placing a newborn in an adoptive home requires a firm belief and faith that the adoptive parents can and will provide the child with a loving, secure, […]

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Placing baby for adoption in Indiana

Do Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) Do Open Adoptions?

YES! We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, help create adoption plans which both the prospective adoptive parents and the birth parents find agreeable. Most birth mothers would like to receive letters and photos from the adoptive parents letting them know that their children are healthy and happy and simply to satisfy their curiosity about what the […]

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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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Give Baby For Adoption

I Have An Unplanned Pregnancy. Why Shouldn’t I Just Give The Baby To My Best Friend Who Wants The Baby Rather Than Going To The Trouble Of Arranging An Adoption, Which I Heard Is Difficult And Expensive?

Firstly, adoption is NOT expensive for birth mothers – IT COSTS NOTHING FOR BIRTH PARENTS. Most national adoption agencies and local adoption agencies, and adoption law firms, like Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) receive payment for their services from the adoptive parents – birth parents pay nothing. Secondly, even though, we, […]

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putting my baby up for adoption

I Am Not Due For Several Months. Is It Too Early To Speak With An Adoption Agency Or Adoption Attorney About Putting My Baby Up For Adoption?

No, if you contact Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”). While some national adoption agencies and local adoption adoptions do not want to invest time with a newly pregnant, expectant mother or birth mother, we, at Kirsh & Kirsh, are happy to talk with you about adoption whenever you are ready, no […]

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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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Give Up baby for adoption in Indiana

If I Give My Baby Up For Adoption, Who Names The Baby?

The answer will surprise most people. Both the birth mother AND adoptive parents name the baby, but not necessarily the same name. Sound confusing? It is not. After the baby is born, the person at the hospital in charge of birth records, usually the hospital registrar or birth certificate clerk, will ask the birth mother […]

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