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Birth Mother adoption Consultant

An Adoption Agency Told Me That I Should Not Work With Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“KIRSH & KIRSH’) Because They Represent The Adoptive Parents And Don’t Care About Birth Mothers. Is That True?

While Kirsh & Kirsh usually represents the prospective adoptive parents, it is ABSOLUTELY untrue that Kirsh & Kirsh does not care about birth mothers. Nothing could be further from the truth. Over the last 35+ years of arranging adoptions in Indiana, we have earned an excellent reputation with expectant mothers and birth mothers because of […]

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Give Up My Baby For Adoption

I don’t Know If I can live With Myself If I Give Up My Baby For Adoption

In our 35+ years of experience, having worked with numerous expectant mothers with adoption throughout Indiana, we, at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), believe all women thinking about placing their babies up for adoption, or more correctly, making adoption plans for their babies, share the same concern. However, many women, with untimely pregnancies […]

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Adoption counseling

How Does Counseling For Birth Parents at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) Differ From Adoption Agency Counseling?

We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, strongly believe in the benefits of counseling, especially for pregnant women considering giving their babies up for adoption or, more correctly, making an adoption plan or placing their baby up for adoption. Few decisions in one’s life are more consequential than that one, but Kirsh & Kirsh does NOT require […]

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Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights Opinions

Indiana Supreme Court Date Published Case Lower Court Case Number Appellate Court Case Number 08/15/14 In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: D.D. (Minor Child) and B.T. (Mother) and D.D. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP) 49D09-1305-JT-16005 49A02-1312-JT-1027 08/14/14 In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship […]

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February 10, 2015 – New Jersey Senate Passes Bill Expanding Definition of Surrogate Parenting

TRENTON – The New Jersey state senate passed a bill on February 5th that would allow intended parents to enter into an agreement with a “gestational carrier” to bear their child. A gestational carrier is a woman who has no genetic relation to the child she carries. This is different from a traditional surrogate who […]

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Adoptions In Lake County, Indiana

Written By: Steven Kirsh, Adoption Attorney On March 12, 2014, the Indiana Court of Appeals decided the case of In Re the Adoption of J.T.D. & J.S., 45A03-1308-AD-310 (Ind.App 2014) and held that the Juvenile Court of Lake County did not have jurisdiction to grant an adoption — only the Superior Courts in the Civil […]

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Internet Adoption Advertising — Beware

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers are sometimes tempted to use the internet to create an adoption plans for children (put their “baby up for adoption”). The Indiana Code and the cases interpreting those statutes specify the procedures and requirements which must be followed in order adopt a child. Failure to precisely follow the statutory […]

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