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Unplanned pregnancy and considering

Adoption

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You only have one point of contact throughout your adoption

You’re not alone.

We have lots of experience providing expectant mothers with information about adoption

Expectant mothers want to know what it will cost them if they want to work with us toward an adoption plan for their baby. The answer is, the adoption process DOES NOT COST AN EXPECTANT MOM ANYTHING. They pay nothing regardless of whether they decide to proceed with an adoption or not.

You only have one point of contact throughout your adoption

You’re not alone.

We have lots of experience providing expectant mothers with information about adoption

Expectant mothers want to know what it will cost them if they want to work with us toward an adoption plan for their baby. The answer is, IT DOES NOT COST AN EXPECTANT MOM ANYTHING. They pay nothing regardless of whether they decide to proceed with an adoption or not.

SOME BENEFITS OF OUR

Adoption services to birth moms

SUPPORT FOR BIRTH MOTHERS

Adoption services

COMMON STEPS OF THE

adoption process

Step 1

Get to know Us

You can contact us ANYTIME, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you call our office, a member of our full-time staff will answer your call. Any contact you make with us will be confidential and does not obligate you to work with us or even talk with us again. If you would like more personalized information about adoption, we can meet with you in person in Indiana or by telephone, Zoom, Facetime, email or text in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, and Illinois. After our initial meeting, Rachel will maintain whatever level of contact with you as you would like. Unlike some adoption agencies, we will not schedule repeated meetings with you. At minimum, we ask you to communicate after each doctor appointment to update us on how you and the baby are doing. Rachel will check in with you from time to time to see how you are feeling and to see if you have any questions. We will respect your space and privacy. On the other hand, you can reach us anytime you have a question or concern.

Step 2

Choose a Family

After our initial meeting, Rachel will text or email you links to profiles of families (can we make this into a link to our waiting family page?). Once you select a family Rachel will contact the family and they will reach to you to via text or email. You can also schedule a time to talk with them on the phone, Facetime/Zoom, or meet in person. To your comfort level, the adoptive parents will be involved as little or as much as you would like them to be throughout your pregnancy. In person meetings typically happen at restaurants, parks, and even doctor’s appointments.  

 

All of our families have been carefully screened by a licensed child placing agency. Each family would be delighted to welcome a baby into their hearts and homes.

 

If you do not want to choose the family, please let us know, and we can pick one for you based on any preferences you may have.  

Step 3

Make an Adoption Plan

You make all of the decisions for your adoption. We will tailor your adoption to your specific wants and needs to ensure that you are comfortable with the entire process. We know that this is a challenging decision, and we pride ourselves on ensuring your wishes are met. We will go over a birth plan with you that we will send to the hospital to let them know how you would like your labor and delivery to go.

 

Again, nothing that you say or do obligates you to proceed with your adoption plan. If at any time you are no longer interested in placing your baby for adoption, prior to signing the consent, simply let us know and we will part ways.

Step 4

Take Advantage of Free Resources

At NO COST to you, we will assist you with

  • Your Medicaid application, if you do not have private insurance
  • Counseling before and after birth
  • Payment of pregnancy-related, living expenses, including medical bills
  • Having your own attorney, who can provide confidential, legal advice about adoption

Step 5

Consent Signing After Baby is Born

When you go into labor, please notify us by telephone or text. We will NOT come to the hospital until after the baby is born and you are ready to see us. An attorney from our office typically comes to the hospital 24-48 hours after you deliver and will coordinate with you and the hospital social worker on a time you are comfortable with. You are welcome to have whomever you would like with you for the consent signing. At the time of signing, an attorney from Kirsh & Kirsh will be present. If you wish to have your own attorney, he or she will be present in person or by telephone.

 

You will not have to go to court in person. After consents have been signed, you will have a phone call with the judge the same day or next business day. This hearing will take approximately 15 minutes. The baby will be released directly to the adoptive parents from the hospital.

 

While you are in the hospital, you can spend as much or as little time with the baby before and after consents are signed.  

 

Please know that you will never be pressured to continue with your adoption plan. If you do not wish to move forward, even after birth, simply let us know.

ANSWERS TO YOUR

Adoption questions

We help expectant moms from all over the country and have one or more attorneys licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and Indiana. If you live in a state other than those states, we work with an adoption professional in your state to be sure that we handle the adoption in accordance with all applicable laws.

ABSOLUTELY NOT!. But, Kirsh & Kirsh will not represent prospective adoptive parents who have not been thoroughly investigated by an independent agency, including criminal, child abuse, sexual offender checks.

Of course. If you have other children and are pregnant and considering adoption for the child you are carrying, we can help you with creating an adoption plan for that child. If you have other children, you must consider their needs and your capabilities in caring for them as well as a new baby. Many of the moms with whom we work have other children.

Moms have told us they felt embarrassed that they have found themselves in the same predicament again. Contact us. We would be happy to work with you again. Things happen. We don’t judge people.

 

With your permission, we will contact the family who previously adopted. Almost always, they would LOVE to have a sibling of the child they adopted. Furthermore, it is a great opportunity for the kids to grow up together.

 

However, if you prefer that another family have the opportunity to adopt, we will honor your wishes. It is YOUR baby: you make the decision about who adopts – not us.

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