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.