“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Individuals will make their judgment of who is the “Best” of anything, based upon factors they considered important. Some people will consider the following factors in determining who is the best Adoption Attorney or Adoption Agency in Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky:
- How years of experience does the adoption agency or adoption attorney have? However, look carefully: some agencies and law firms will add the years of experience of all their employees together to give the impression of having more years of experience than the agency or firm really has. Most would agree that an adoption attorney who has been handling adoptions for 35+ years has more experience than an adoption agency with 7 employees and claims to have “combined” experience of 35 years (7 employees times 5 years each).
- Compare apples to apples. In other words, if you need help with a step-parent adoption, look for an adoption professional with lots of experience handling step-parent adoptions. Likewise, if you ask an agency or law firm how many adoptions they have handled and you are interested in newborn adoption, ask for the newborn adoption number, without including step-parent or DCS adoptions.
- What have others said? Which adoption agency or attorney has more 5-Star Google Reviews and/or Facebook “Likes”?
- If you are a pregnant woman considering giving your baby up for adoption (or more correctly: making an adoption plan or placing your child for adoption) – with whom has your OBGYN or the local hospital social worker had a good experience as an adoption professional?
- How easy is it to reach the adoption professional? Which adoption agency or adoption attorney answers their telephone 24/7/365 by a member of their regular office staff, or does you call go to voice mail or an answering service?
- Does the adoption attorney or adoption agency have an established place of business or, at least, a licensed attorney in your state? Or does a national adoption agency just have online presence? Who do you think understands adoption law and procedure better – an attorney licensed to practice law in your state or a national adoption agency with a big Internet presence?
- Is the adoption provider even a lawyer or an adoption agency or just a “baby broker”? Are they licensed as lawyers or a child-placing agency?
Again, people will have their own criteria in deciding with whom they would like to work as they consider adoption. For most people, trusting their “gut feeling” usually works out well. Or, to say it differently, “follow your instincts.”
We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., have assisted numerous pregnant women, in Indiana, over the last 35+ years, and more recently in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky, find loving, happy, wonderful homes for their babies. We give expectant mothers and birth mothers as much or as little involvement in the family selection process as they would like.
We have lots of wonderful, carefully screened, loving families (married, single, Lesbian, and Gay) who cannot wait to welcome a baby into their hearts and homes and happy to assist with living expenses to the full extent allowed by law.
You can call, text and or email us anytime —call: 317-575-5555, text: 317-721-2030, email: AdoptionSupport@kirsh.com, or Facebook message: https://www.facebook.com/KirshandKirsh/. We answer our office phone 24 hours a day, every single day. We try to respond to emails and text messages within minutes of receipt.