Unfortunately, probably not. Once the Indiana Department of Child Services, Kentucky Division of Child Care, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, Tennessee Department of Children Services, Michigan Children’s Protective Services, or Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (to make it simple we will refer to that department in any state as “DCS”) gets involved, DCS will likely make all decisions regarding your baby. Not typically do those decisions include allowing you, as the birth mother, to have a say in who adopts your baby or even whether you can place your baby for adoption. Your best bet if you think that DCS will get involved because have other open DCS cases or you have used drugs during your pregnancy, you should give a lot of thought to what you believe is best for you and your baby. If you want DCS to put your baby in a foster home and provide services to you to enable DCS to reunite you with the child, then you should not proceed with an adoption. On the other hand, if want your baby to go to forever home, with your input, you should contact an adoption agency or adoption professionals like Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) before DCS assumes control over your baby at the hospital. If you and the baby are still in the hospital and DCS has already intervened, contact us at Kirsh & Kirsh. We may be able to help but don’t get your hopes up. 

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, have 90 years of combined legal experience arranging adoptions and pride themselves on answering questions about adoption and explaining the process without pressure or judgment. 

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 Kokomo or Indianapolis, Bloomington or Beford, Evansville or New Albany, South Bend or Elkhart, Angola 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.

No. Neither the Indiana nor Tennessee Department of Children Services (“DCS”),  nor the Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services (“CPS”), nor the Kentucky Child Protection Branch (“CHFS”) will get involved BECAUSE you place a newborn for adoption. Those state, child protection agencies investigate children in need of services — children who suffer from neglect or abuse. A child placed for adoption through an adoption law firm, like Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) or an adoption agency is NOT a child in need of services. Kirsh & Kirsh only works with prospective adoptive parents who undergo thorough screenings and investigations before the court grants the adoption. By definition, a birth mother who makes an adoption plan for her child is NOT neglecting or abandoning her child – she has assured her child of a bright future, in a safe, secure home.

If you test positive for drugs at the time of delivery, the hospital will have to file a report the child protection agencies, but Kirsh & Kirsh has successfully gotten DCS in Indiana to step back and allow an adoption to proceed, rather than take the child from the hospital and place the child into a foster home. We have even had success in doing so in what we call a “surprise baby” situation – a last-minute adoption for a birth mother who had not planned for the adoption prior to the birth of the child.

We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, have assisted numerous pregnant women, in Indiana and around the country, over the last 35+ years 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 a 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.