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Putting baby up for adoption in Indiana

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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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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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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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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Consent to adoption before baby is born

Can I Sign A Consent To Adoption Before The Baby Is Born?

We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) get this question a lot when we meet with expectant mothers considering giving their babies up for adoption, or, more correctly, making an adoption plan for their babies. Some women want to sign a consent to adoption before they give birth to prevent themselves […]

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Give up my baby for adoption in Indiana

IF I HAVE AN UNPLANNED PREGNANCY, WHY SHOULD I CONTACT ADOPTION ATTORNEYS KIRSH & KIRSH? I HEARD THEY REPRESENT PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENTS LOOKING TO ADOPT

Correct. Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), act as the attorneys for prospective adoptive parents hoping to adopt newborns. In fact, as an ethical matter, Kirsh & Kirsh cannot represent a birth parent and adoptive parents in the same adoption. But, with the exception of giving an expectant mother or birth mother […]

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How to Improperly Handle an Adoption

A hospital social worker called us today to ask us an adoption question. Steve Kirsh travels around the state of Indiana to present to hospital social workers and nurses on current adoption law trends in Indiana, how adoptions should be handled properly, and how they are sometimes handled improperly. The social worker called us to […]

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