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Giving up baby for adoption and husband's consent

I Am Pregnant And Thinking About Giving My Baby Up For Adoption, But I Am Married. Do I Need My Husband’s Consent To The Adoption?

Probably, but not always. In most states, including Indiana, a husband and wife have the same parental rights to a child born during the marriage or within some time, usually a year of less, of a divorce. However, Indiana adoption statutes only require the consent to adoption of husband who is a biological parent of […]

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African American adoptions

I Have Heard That There Are Not Many Families Wanting To Adopt African-American Babies. Is That True?

Nationally fewer families express interest in adopting Black babies than White babies. However, we at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., have lots of carefully screened, loving, prospective adoptive parents who cannot wait to welcome an African-American baby into their hearts and homes. While some local adoption agencies and national adoption agencies may have few […]

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Hoping to adopt a baby in Indiana

How Old Do I Have Be To Adopt A Newborn?

Coincidentally, this morning, we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) received separate inquiries from our website, www.IndianaAdoption.com, from 18- and 19-year-olds, interested in adopting newborns and wanted to know if they were old enough to adopt. Indiana adoption statutes do not specify a minimum age to adopt. However, as adoption attorneys, […]

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I PLAN TO PUT UP FOR ADOPTION

The Birth Father Thinks I Am Lying When I Told Him That He Is The Father Of The Baby That I Plan To Put Up For Adoption. What Do I Do?

Assuming the father of the baby is not your husband and assuming he has not legally established paternity of the child, meaning through a court proceeding or paternity affidavit, if you live in Indiana or place your baby with an Indiana family, what the father of the baby believes does not matter. Of course, you […]

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putting baby up for adoption

The Father Of The Baby And I Are Still Together. Can He Be Involved In Putting The Baby Up For Adoption?

We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) welcome a cooperative, birth father’s involvement in an adoption. Unfortunately, not often is the father of the baby as interested in participating in the adoption plan as he was at being present for the conception of the baby. Recently, I met an expectant mother […]

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Best adoption agencies in Indiana near me

Do I Have To Stay With The Adoption Agency I Contacted When I First Thought About Giving Up My Baby For Adoption?

No, you do not. Sometimes an expectant mother will contact a local adoption agency or national adoption agency because the adoption agency has a slick website or because the agency has advised the birth mother not to work with an adoption attorney. Occasionally, a birth mother will find that the adoption agency is too rigid […]

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Putting the baby Up for adoption

I Am Afraid That If The Father Of The Baby Finds Out I Am Thinking About Putting The Baby Up For Adoption, He Will Use Adoption Against Me In A Custody Battle

We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), have heard this concern many times over the 38+ years our firm has handled adoptions in Indiana. In fact, our 4 attorneys have over 90 years of experience practicing adoption law. In our considerable experience, we have never heard of a baby’s father trying […]

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Putting Up Baby For Adoption

The Process Of Putting A Baby Up For Adoption Seems Overwhelming. I Don’t Even Know Where To Begin.

Contact a national adoption agency, local adoption agency, or an adoption law firm, like Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”).  While we, at Kirsh & Kirsh, cannot make the decision easy for you – no one can do that, we can simplify the process. Our 4 attorneys have over 90 years of […]

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Give Up baby for adoption in Indiana

If I Give My Baby Up For Adoption, Who Names The Baby?

The answer will surprise most people. Both the birth mother AND adoptive parents name the baby, but not necessarily the same name. Sound confusing? It is not. After the baby is born, the person at the hospital in charge of birth records, usually the hospital registrar or birth certificate clerk, will ask the birth mother […]

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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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