Consent to adoption for giving up my baby for adoption in Indiana


Neither Indiana nor any other state allows an expectant mother, considering giving her baby up for adoption, to irrevocably consent to adoption before she gives birth. Even if a state allows for pre-birth consenting, the state will give the birth mother a few days after birth to change her mind and withdraw her consent to adoption. Unlike many states which make a birth mother wait hours or days after giving birth before signing a consent to adoption, Indiana Code § 31-19-9-2 allows a birth mother to consent to the adoption of her newborn, any time after birth. We at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) respect a woman’s right to decide for herself if and when she is ready to consent to an adoption. While we want the birth mother sleep on her decision after she gives birth, we will accommodate her wishes as to when she signs so long as the social service and medical staff believe that she has sufficiently recovered from the delivery to understand the consequences of her decision. Also, Indiana law gives the birth mother the opportunity, but not the requirement, to confirm her consent to adoption for the judge, without having to physically appear in court. A birth parent will not face a more difficult decision in their life than the decision to give up their baby for adoption, or more correctly, make an adoption plan, for their child. At Kirsh & Kirsh, we tailor each adoption to the needs of the people involved rather than employing a “one size fits all” approach. 

If you would like to explore adoption, we, at Kirsh & Kirsh — or the “Kirsh Boys,” as the adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh are sometimes called – Steve, and his brothers, Joel and Rob, and his son, Grant, pride themselves on answering questions about adoption and explaining the process without pressure or judgment. 

The four adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh have over 100 years of combined legal experience arranging adoptions.  Kirsh & Kirsh has been in existence since 1981. As attorneys, we at Kirsh & Kirsh, have very high standards for the prospective adoptive parents we choose to represent. All of our waiting families are carefully screened and thoroughly investigated. We will arrange for you to have contact with the family you choose on your terms, without families trying to reach you at all hours of the day or night. 

Our contact information is below. We will answer your questions and provide the information you seek, without cost or obligation on your part. In other words, talking to us is FREE and does NOT mean you ever have to talk or text with us, again. We can help you in finding an AMAZING, WONDERFUL, adoptive home for your precious baby, whether you live in Plainfield or Indianapolis, Terre Haute or Bloomington, Scottsburg or Evansville, Michigan City or South Bend, Marion or Ft. Wayne, or any Indiana county or city in between, or ANYWHERE in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, or Illinois.

There is always a family waiting to love your child. We have lots of family options from which you can choose, all of whom are wonderful, carefully screened, loving families FROM INDIANA AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY (married, single, Lesbian, and Gay) who cannot wait to welcome a baby into their hearts and homes and are happy to assist with living expenses to the fullest extent allowed by law. You make all the choices about which family adopts your baby and the extent of contact you want after the child’s birth.

You can call, text and or email us anytime – call/text: 800-333-5736contact us, or Facebook message. 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.

POSITIVE ADOPTION LANGUAGE DISCLAIMER:  Please understand that these blog posts are written in a way to use language that people use when searching for help with their adoption plans.  Unfortunately, while all of us understand what positive adoption language means, most expectant moms that come to us at first do not understand what that means. The most common search term on the Internet for expectant moms is “how do I give up my baby for adoption”.  If we do not include those words in our blog posts, and instead put “how do I create an adoption plan for my baby” then our website will not show up in most expectant mom’s search results in Google.

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