The answer depends on the state in which you gave birth, or the adoption will take place. In most of the adoptions arranged by Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), we follow Indiana law even if the birth mother gives birth in another state. Under Indiana law, a birth mother may sign a consent to adoption any time AFTER she gives birth. Indiana law and the laws of most states do NOT allow an expectant mother to sign a consent to adoption before giving birth. We usually wait until the next day after she gives birth, but the timing of the consent signing is mostly up to the birth mother. “Mostly” because, we would not have a birth mother sign a consent within minutes of giving birth, even if she wanted to sign that soon. Likewise, we would never want the birth mother to feel pressured or rushed to sign the consent. We have found that the day after giving birth or longer, if the birth mother had a complicated delivery or C-section usually works for most birth mothers. Again, and very importantly, we will follow her lead. Sometimes if the birth mother gives birth in a state other than Indiana, even if we file the adoption in Indiana, the laws of the state of birth will make a woman wait a certain number of days or hours before she can sign adoption papers. 

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 Indiana 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 many 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 Plainfield or Indianapolis, Bloomington or Columbus, Evansville or Terre Haute, Hammond or South Bend, Decatur 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. 

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.