Expectant mothers, thinking about placing their baby up for adoption, ask us, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) this question often. We prefer to think of giving up a baby for adoption as making an adoption plan for a baby. Some women want to sign a consent to adoption before they give birth, so they won’t make a last-minute, emotional decision to take the baby home from the hospital. While Indiana law permits the father of an unborn child to consent to the adoption of the child, it does not allow the birth mother to sign a consent to adoption prior to birth. This is true whether a local adoption agency, national adoption agency or an adoption attorney handles the adoption. In Indiana, the same laws apply to adoptions arranged by all adoption professionals.

But, speaking to a counselor helps many expectant mothers focus on their reasons for adoption and gives them the tools to deal with their emotions. The counselors recommended by Kirsh & Kirsh will NOT tell an expectant mother what to do, how to think, or how to feel, but will help her think about all of her options so that she can make the best possible decision for her newborn and herself.

We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, have helped numerous birth parents with adoptions over the last 35+ years of the firm’s existence. We tailor each adoption to the circumstances of the birth parents and adoptive parents involved rather than strictly following a set policy and will try to accommodate your wishes regarding all aspects of the adoption, including the timing of the consent signing. If you want to leave the hospital as soon as possible after birth, we will meet you at the hospital, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. On the other hand, we will NEVER rush or pressure you to sign a consent to adoption.

We will answer your questions and provide you the information you seek, without cost or obligation on your part. In other words, talking to us costs you nothing nor does it mean you ever have to talk or text with us, again. We can assist you with an Indiana adoption no matter whether you live in Fort Wayne or Newburgh, Greencastle or Shelbyville, Lafayette or Bluffton, or any Indiana county or city in between.

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 are 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 a Facebook message:  https://www.facebook.com/KirshandKirsh/. We answer our office phone, by a member of our office staff – not an answering service — 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 on Google.

“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:

  1. 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). 
  2. 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.
  3. What have others said? Which adoption agency or attorney has more 5-Star Google Reviews and/or Facebook “Likes”?
  4. 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? 
  5. 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?
  6. 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? 
  7. 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.

Yes! In that the Adoption law firm of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (Kirsh & Kirsh) only handles adoptions, we have lots of prospective adoptive parents who have asked us to help them find a baby to adopt.

Since we are based in Indiana and have waiting families who would adopt in Indiana a baby born in other states such as Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky, Indiana law allows us to provide adoption services to expectant mothers and those who have already given birth in states outside of Indiana. Adoption services include matching birth mothers with prospective adoptive parents. Given that Kirsh & Kirsh is the largest adoption program in Indiana and, perhaps, the Midwest, we have the greatest variety of really wonderful, carefully screened, prospective adoptive parents from which a woman thinking about giving up her baby for adoption, or more correctly, making an adoption plan, can choose. We know that birth parents must Love, or at the very least, be comfortable with, the adoptive family in order to make an adoptive placement.

Some birth parents want a lot of involvement in the selection of families and others want to leave the decision to us. We will arrange an adoption in whatever way gives the birth mother the greatest peace of mind. Many of our expectant moms and birth mothers want to look at profiles of the families which include lots of photos. A lot want to speak with the prospective adoptive parents by telephone, and some want to meet them in person. How ever a mom selects the prospective adoptive parents, if she chooses one of the Kirsh & Kirsh families, she will not make a mistake. All the prospective adoptive parents, whom we represent, will provide a wonderful, happy home and a lifetime of opportunities for a baby.

For information about our waiting families, please contact us at Kirsh & Kirsh. We will always treat you will kindness and respect. Of the many expectant mothers with whom we have worked over years, many, if not most, have needed help paying their living expenses while they were pregnant and during their postpartum recovery.

You can call, text and or email us anytime. To contact us—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.