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Thinking Of Placing MY Baby For Adoption

Does a Birth Mother have to Identify the Father of the Baby to Make an Adoption Plan for placing their baby for adoption?

This question gets asked a lot. The answer depends on the state in which the adoption will be filed and the relationship of the father to the birth mother or expectant mother. As an extreme example, states typically protect the rights of the birth mother’s husband more than the rights of a rapist. Most birth […]

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Am I Pregnant?

How Do I Know Whether I Am Pregnant or Not? If you think you are pregnant, you are probably shocked and scared. You need answers. You probably think your life is over as you ask yourself, “Am I pregnant? What if I am pregnant? How do I find out without telling everyone?” To learn how […]

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Indiana Adoption – Placing a Baby for Adoption

By Grant Kirsh of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. posted in Placing a Baby for Adoption on Monday, July 6, 2015. Placing a baby for adoption can be a difficult decision.  Some people refer to this as putting up a baby for adoption or giving up a baby for adoption.  Some birth parents choose to work […]

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Mutual Respect in Adoption

Respect in adoption is important. It is not often that I criticize a birth mother, but this past week, we had a situation involving a woman that was incredibly selfish, uncaring, unreasonable, and completely irresponsible. That is not the typical birth mother who makes and adoption plan, or gives her baby up for adoption, but […]

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Surprise Adoption – December 4, 2014

UPDATE: December 5, 2014 TIME! That adoption took, from start-to-finish 17 hours and 34 minutes, to complete. We did all of this at the request of the birth mother. Paralegal extraordinaire, Emley Holcombe, prepared the documents and adoption attorney, Grant M. Kirsh made it to the hospital around 6p last night to meet with mom […]

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To Serve, or Not to Serve . . . That is the Question

Serving a named father with notice of an adoption is always the safest course of action. If an expectant mother is not willing to identify the father, prospective adoptive parents have the options of accepting the risk or passing on the opportunity to adopt. In our experience, few men who are served with notice, actually […]

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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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Is it Unfair to Require an Unnamed Father to Register with a Putative Father Registry prior to the Birth of the Child?

A “putative father” is a man whose legal relationship to a child has not been established (for example — not the husband of the mother), but claims, or is alleged, to be the father to a child. The Indiana Putative Father Registry was created to protect putative fathers’ parental rights. By registering with the Indiana […]

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How Do I Put My Baby Up for Adoption?

To “put my baby up for adoption” means first and foremost, you love your baby. Women do not “give up my baby for adoption” and frankly they do not “put my baby up for adoption.” What they do is love their baby and want for their baby a life they know, at this moment in […]

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