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Adoption Process For Giving Up Baby

What Is The Process If I Give My Baby Up For Adoption?

We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) get asked this question a lot. While we cannot speak for national adoption agencies or local adoption agencies, we try to make the process as easy, uncomplicated, and stress-free as possible, with the CLEAR UNDERSTANDING that a birth parent’s decision to give up their […]

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Roe V. Wade

What Impact Will The Reversal Of ROE V. WADE Have On Adoptions?

Many adoption professionals avoid discussing abortion and expressing an opinion about Roe v. Wade because limiting or banning abortion seems self-serving in that it would obviously make more babies available for adoption. In this Blog, we at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) will not advocate that the United States Supreme Court […]

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Gifting Child For Adoption

How Does The “Gift Of Adoption” Apply To Me If I Am A Birth Mother Thinking About Giving My Baby Up For Adoption?

Many birth parents think of giving prospective adoptive parents the gift of a child as the meaning of the “Gift of Adoption.” Yes, of course, enabling a family to realize their dream of parenthood is unquestionably an AMAZING gift, as close to GOD-LIKE as any gift imaginable. In fact, it is hard to think of […]

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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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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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unplanned teen pregnancy option

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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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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find family to place baby up for adoption

If I Give My Baby Up For Adoption, Can I Pick The Family?

ABSOLUTELY, if you work with Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”). Years ago, pregnant women, who had unplanned or untimely pregnancies would go to adoption agencies to put up for adoption their babies, or more correctly, make adoption plans for their newborns. The agencies used their own criteria to decide who would […]

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