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Giving up baby for adoption in Indiana

Can I Change My Mind About Giving Up My Baby For Adoption?

YES, as long as you do so prior to signing a consent to adoption, and under Indiana law, a birth mother CANNOT sign a valid consent to adoption before she gives birth. Indiana adoption statutes make clear that a pre-birth consent by an expectant MOTHER is not valid. We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, […]

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Give up baby for adoption in Indiana

If I Give My Baby Up For Adoption, Will I Ever See The Child Again?

Probably. No one can honestly provide a guaranteed “Yes” to that question. However, at Adoption Attorneys, Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), over the last nearly 40 years of handing adoptions in Indiana and beyond, rarely does an adult adoptee tell us that she or he would not welcome meeting their birth parents. On […]

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Local IN Adoption agency

What Is The Advantage Of Local Adoption Agency Verses A National Adoption Agency?

In some ways, that is like asking which is better—chocolate or vanilla ice cream. The question suggests that there are only two choices – chocolate or vanilla – national vs. local adoption agencies. As with ice cream, there are other choices. When it comes to adoption, the other choice of an adoption professional is an […]

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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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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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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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open adoptions Indiana

Do Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) Do Open Adoptions?

YES! We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, help create adoption plans which both the prospective adoptive parents and the birth parents find agreeable. Most birth mothers would like to receive letters and photos from the adoptive parents letting them know that their children are healthy and happy and simply to satisfy their curiosity about what the […]

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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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