You are not alone. Millions of birth parents face this dilemma every year. You could ask a friend or family to help you raise the child or raise the child for you. You might find an adoption agency to take short-term foster care of the child. You could give birth and invoke the Safe Haven Law by leaving the baby at a police or fire station or hospital if the state in which you live has a Safe Haven Law. Alternatively, you could put up the baby for adoption, or more correctly, make an adoption plan for the child. Choosing to pursue Safe Haven protects the baby but puts it into the foster care system, whereas adoption does not.
If you find yourself with an unplanned pregnancy or untimely pregnancy (few women would use the phrase “unwanted pregnancy”), you should carefully research and consider your options. None of the ones listed nor any others you might find “undo” the pregnancy. Abortion will terminate the pregnancy but not erase it. All are very personal decisions. Only you can decide what suits your needs, wants, and desires. More significantly, you, more than anyone else, except your child, will “live” with the consequences of your decision.
If you would like to learn more about adoption, feel free to contact us at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”). 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. They cannot make adoption an easy choice, but they can make it less scary by removing some of the unknowns. Ultimately, a birth parent will have to decide if adoption is in their own best interests and the best interests of their child. We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, will not and cannot make that decision for anyone, but we can provide information and answers to questions.
Our contact information is below. 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 is FREE and does NOT mean you ever have to talk or text with us, again. The Kirsh Boys have 90 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE practicing adoption law. We can help you find an AMAZING, WONDERFUL, adoptive home for your precious baby, whether you live in Tipton or Indianapolis, Columbus or Bloomington, Evansville or Jasper, or Warsaw or Ft. Wayne, or any Indiana county or city in between, or ANYWHERE in Tennessee, Mississippi, or Kentucky.
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 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.
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.