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Giving up baby for adoption in Indiana

Can I Change My Mind About Giving Up My Baby For Adoption?

YES, as long as you do so prior to signing a consent to adoption, and under Indiana law, a birth mother CANNOT sign a valid consent to adoption before she gives birth. Indiana adoption statutes make clear that a pre-birth consent by an expectant MOTHER is not valid. We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, […]

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What Is The Advantage Of Local Adoption Agency Verses A National Adoption Agency?

In some ways, that is like asking which is better—chocolate or vanilla ice cream. The question suggests that there are only two choices – chocolate or vanilla – national vs. local adoption agencies. As with ice cream, there are other choices. When it comes to adoption, the other choice of an adoption professional is an […]

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT GIVING MY BABY UP FOR ADOPTION

I Am Confused And Don’t Know What To Do About Giving My Baby Up For Adoption

Not surprising! If you have never put up a baby for adoption, or more correctly, made an adoption plan for a baby, how could you possibly know what to do? Especially, since most of the information you get from your friends is probably wrong or biased toward their personal feelings about adoption. The media does […]

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What Will My Friends Think Of Me If I Give My Baby Up For Adoption?

While that question may affect how you guide yourself in many decisions, you will likely never have a decision more impactful or consequential than the decision to place your baby for adoption or, more correctly, make an adoption plan for your unborn or soon-to-be-born newborn. An adoption plan impacts not only your life but, more importantly, your […]

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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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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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Adopt My Baby Indiana

If I Use Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“KIRSH & KIRSH”) To Find A Family To Adopt My Baby, How Do I Know It Will Be A Good Family?

We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh understand that every woman facing an unplanned or untimely pregnancy, who seriously considers giving up her baby for adoption or, more correctly, making an adoption plan for the baby, wonders the same thing. In fact, if a woman is not certain that her baby will have a loving, […]

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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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My Teenaged Daughter Is Pregnant. She Is Not Ready To Be A Mother. What Should I Do?

As the father of three sons and having been married for over 46 years, I often recall what my father used to tell me about being a parent: “Steve don’t worry; it is just the first twenty years that are the hardest.”  I remember him telling me that when my boys were toddlers and going […]

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