Local adoption agencies have changed the way they do adoptions to be more like the adoptions arranged by Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh” but often misspelled as “Kirsch & Kirsch”). When Adoption Attorney Steve Kirsh started helping birth mothers find adoptive homes for their newborns more than 40 years ago, adoption agencies made most adoptive placements. What was socially acceptable was very different then. In those days, when a woman, usually a teenager, found herself with an untimely pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy, or unwanted pregnancy, her family would send her away to a maternity home run by an adoption agency. At that time being single and pregnant brought great shame to the family. Girls would live in the adoption agency’s maternity home for their whole pregnancy to save their families the embarrassment of having an unmarried, pregnant girl in the family. The adoption agency would decide THE FAMILY THE AGENCY WANTED TO ADOPT the baby based upon factors the AGENCYthought important, often related to the religious affiliation of the adoption agency. As an example, Lutheran-supported agencies would make adoptive placements with Lutheran adoptive parents. Birth mothers had no say in who adopted their babies, received no information about the adoptive families, and the adoptive parents did not provide updates to the birth mothers throughout the children’s lives. 

Adoption Attorney Steve Kirsh realized adoptions could be handled more compassionately for womenconsidering giving their babies up for adoption or more correctly making adoption plans for their babies. He was the first to give information to birth mothers about prospective adoptive parents FOR THE BIRTH MOTHER TO CHOOSE THE FAMILY SHE WANTED TO ADOPT her baby. The birth mothers who came to Kirsh & Kirsh were the first to have the opportunity to talk with and then meet families interested in adopting. Kirsh & Kirsh required the adoptive parents whom they represented to undergo pre-adoptive screening and counseling even before Indiana law made that a requirement to adopt.  

Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh continue to look for ways to make the adoption process easier for birth mothers to navigate by not requiring burdensome, unnecessary meetings, counseling sessions, and procedures. Of course, Kirsh & Kirsh sees that the adoptive placements they arrange meet all legal requirements and birth mothers receive legal advice and emotional support from experienced attorneys and counselors — based upon the needs of individual birth mothers as opposed to a policy set by the board of directors of a local adoption agency or national adoption agencies.

If you would like more information about adoption and available living expenses during and after your pregnancy, we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh — or the “Kirsh Boys,” as the adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh are sometimes called – would be happy to help. 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. 

At Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, 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. We know Adoption Law inside and out. We can find a wonderful home for your baby regardless of your social and medical history. Please be honest with us and do not worry that no one will want your baby.  There is always a family waiting to love your child. We have lots of 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 contacts you want after the child’s birth. Conversely, if you do not wish to choose the family, we will pick the best family on your behalf.

As attorneys, we at Kirsh & Kirsh, have very high standards for the prospective adoptive parents we choose to represent. All 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 Crawfordsville or Indianapolis, Mooresville or Bloomington, Evansville or Jasper, LaPorte or South Bend, Wabash or Ft. Wayne, or any Indiana county or city in between, or ANYWHERE in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, or Illinois.

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.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven . . . .”

For years at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), we have told our prospective adoptive parent clients to have faith that when “their” baby comes along, the baby will find his or her way into their hearts and homes. Likewise, we have assured birth mothers that when the “right” family comes along, the birth mother will just know.

Recently, at Kirsh & Kirsh, an adoptive mom came to visit with her beautiful and joyful 3-year-old daughter, who found her way into their family’s hearts and homes by what can only be described as divine intervention. About 3 years ago, a hospital social worker contacted us (we love hospital social workers!) and asked if we could find a family for a newborn, Chinese girl, with Down Syndrome and other medical complications.

Through our national networking efforts, we found the perfect family for our baby – wonderful family who had had previously adopted a Chinese, baby girl with Down Syndrome and other medical complications. Their previously adopted daughter thrived with the love and attention of the adoptive family. Furthermore, the prospective adoptive parents embraced the then current birth mother’s desire for openness in the adoption. After reading the family’s profile, the birth parents talked with the prospective adoptive parents by telephone and then met them in person.

As difficult as the decision was for them, the birth parents LOVED the adoptive parents and knew that the adoptive parents could provide the life, future, and opportunities they desperately want for their daughter. The birth mother and father both had full time jobs, and the birth mother also attended college full time. They loved their newly born daughter dearly, and as much as their hearts were telling them otherwise, they knew that they simply did not have the resources to provide for her in the way she would need. They wanted more for her than they could give, and in the most selfless act of love, put her needs before their own. The adoptive mom, her husband, and other children adore the newest edition to their family and could not appreciate more the loving sacrifice the birth mother and father made for their daughter and them.

We, Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., have handled more than 3500 successful adoptions over the last 35+ years. You can call, text and or email us anytime. We answer our office phone, 317-575-5555, 24/7/365. We also promptly respond to text messages at 317-721-2030 and email at AdoptionSupport@kirsh.com. We try to respond to emails and text messages within minutes of receipt.