adoption agencies in Indiana Tag

Yes, Indiana Code § 31-19-7-1(a) states: “A child may not be placed in a proposed adoptive home without the prior written approval of a licensed child placing agency or the local office approved for that purpose by the department.” Pre-adoptive approval includes a criminal check,...

Very few women who think about giving up their babies for adoption, or more correctly, making adoption plans for their babies actually proceed to make adoption plans for their newborns. For a birth parent to place a baby in an adoptive home, the birth parent...

YES, if you do it before signing a consent to adoption. Under Indiana adoption law, a birth mother CANNOT give a valid consent to adoption before she gives birth. Indiana statutes make clear that a pre-birth consent by an expectant MOTHER is not valid. We,...