Receiving living expenses and getting money for the baby are NOT the same. Neither Indiana nor any other state allows adoptive parents to give a birth mother money for the baby. In fact, doing so would constitute the crime of “baby selling” in many states. As an example, Indiana Code § 35-46-1-9 makes it a felony to receive or pay moneyfor the baby. However, like many states, Indiana allows adoptive parents to give a birth mother or an expectant mother living expenses to help her with her pregnancy-related expenses during her pregnancy and for the postpartum period. 

If you have an untimely pregnancy or unplanned pregnancy and are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption or, more correctly, making an adoption plan for your young child or newborn and would like more information about living expenses or to explore adoption, we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“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 Rushville or Indianapolis, Greenwood or Bloomington, Newburgh or Sullivan, Gary or South Bend, Rensselaer 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.

When a baby is born, the hospital will complete an application for the newborn’s birth certificate and send it to the state or local department of health, depending on the state in which the birth mother gives birth. The birth mother’s name and the birth father’s name, if he has signed a paternity affidavit at the hospital or otherwise legally established paternity of the child will appear, as parents, on the original birth certificate. Also, they have the option of naming the baby, with a name meaningful to them. If they (or she, if the father is not involved) gave up the baby for adoption, or more correctly, make an adoption plan for the baby. When the child reaches adulthood, the child can request and receive a copy of the original, pre-adoption, birth certificate from the state department of health, in most states. That birth certificate will include the birth mother and birth father, who had established paternity, as parents and the name they chose for the child. 

Once the court has finalized the adoption, the clerk of the court will complete a record of adoption and send it to the department of health. The department of health will then seal the original birth certificate and replace it with a birth certificate listing the adoptive parents as parents of the child, with whatever name they have chosen for the child. 

Sometimes, birth mothers and adoptive parents agree on a name for the child and that name will appear on the original birth certificate. However, even if the adoptive parents and birth mother coincidentally had the same last name and agreed on the baby’s first and middle names, the state health department would still seal the original birth certificate and issue a new, post-adoption birth certificate because the post-adoption birth certificate would list the adoptive parents as parents of the child. The original birth certificate would show the birth mother (and father if he signed a paternity affidavit or otherwise established paternity) as the parent(s).

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 Crawfordsville or Indianapolis, Bedford or Bloomington, Newburgh or Evansville, Hammond or South Bend, Wabash 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, 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.

At Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), we file most of the adoptions we arrange in Indiana, even if the birth mother lives in states like Illinois, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, or any state other than Indiana. Under Indiana law, a birth mother may receive living expenses – but not a financial incentive — if she puts her baby up for adoption, or more correctly, makes an adoption plan for her baby.  In short, not in any state can adoptive parents induce a mother to proceed with an adoption by paying her money for the baby. That would constitute the crime of “baby-selling.” Even if payment of money for a child was not illegal, few women could come to peace with themselves if they “sold” their babies. 

However, law makers in many states recognize that if a pregnant woman carries a baby to the end of her pregnancy, she will likely need financial assistance to support herself during that time. Indiana Law legally allows a woman to receive up to $4,000 in living expenses, throughout pregnancy and after delivery. At Kirsh & Kirsh, we find that most women need the full amount and have them sign an affidavit of financial disclosure which we file with the court, disclosing the amount of living expenses she received or expects to receive. 

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 Greenwood or Indianapolis, Columbus or Bloomington, Jasper or Evansville, Gary or Elkhart, Wabash 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.

Occasionally, expectant mothers or birth mothers will ask us at Kirsh & Kirsh, PC (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) this question. The answer is “No.” Adoption creates a legal parent-child relationship between the adoptive parents and the child just as if they had given birth to the child and permanently terminates the parent-child relationship between the birth parents and the child. If a birth mother is not ready to parent her newborn and does not want her parental rights terminated, she should look into having a friend, or family member appointed guardian of the child or foster care through a local adoption agency. 

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 Zionsville or Indianapolis, Terre Haute or Bloomington, Vincennes or Evansville, Goshen or South Bend, Warsaw 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, or email us anytime – call/text: 800-333-5736contact us, or send a 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 moms’ search results in Google.

Each state has its own criminal statutes and definitions of what constitutes fraud. At the very least, it not right to take money from prospective adoptive parents without intending to give up the baby for adoption, or more correctly, make an adoption plan for the baby. Some states like Indiana, make it a FELONY for a woman pretending to be a birth mother or a birth mother to accept living expenses if she does not intend to make an adoptive placement or is not pregnant. See Indiana Code § 35-46-1-9.5. Besides possible jail time under the criminal statute, the defrauded adoptive parents can sue her for THREE TIMES the amount of money she took PLUS attorney fees under Indiana Code § 34-24-3-1.5.

On the other hand, if a woman sincerely intends to give up her baby for adoption and has an honest change of heart, she will not be in trouble. 

We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), represent lots of carefully screened and fully investigated prospective adoptive parents who will gladly assist an expectant mother intending to proceed with an adoption, the full amount of living expenses allowable by law. Giving a family a baby who cannot give birth to one is as God-like as anything one person can do for another. 

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. 

Our contact information is below. We will answer your questions and provide you with 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 Noblesville or Indianapolis, Shelbyville or Bloomington, Evansville or Newburgh, South Bend or Michigan City, Auburn or Ft. Wayne, or any Indiana county or city in between, or ANYWHERE in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, or Michigan.

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 regarding which family adopts your baby & 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 moms’ search results on Google.

Birth fathers have rights, but some states like Indiana put the burden on the father of the baby to protect his own parental rights. The extent to which the burden is on the father, the adoptive parents, or the birth mother depends on the state in which the adoptive parents file the adoption. We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), try to file all adoptions for our adoptive parent clients in Indiana, even those involving births outside of Indiana. We can file an adoption in Indiana if the adoptive parents live in Indiana or the child is coming to, or in, Indiana. By filing the adoption in Indiana, we follow Indiana law, which does NOT require the birth mother to identify the father of the child unless he is her husband or has formally established paternity of the child. If the mother got pregnant in Indiana or a state with a putative father registry, the father of the baby has the obligation to look after his own rights and would need to register with the putative father registry in the state where the birth mother conceived the child. For a child conceived outside of Indiana, but adopted in Indiana, the father of the baby would NOT have to know to register with the putative father registry in Indiana. He could register with the putative father registry in the state of conception, if that state has a putative father registry, or PFR, as it is sometimes called. Also, for most Indiana adoptions, the birth mother’s name would NOT be published in a newspaper as required in some states without a putative father registry. A state that requires the adoptive parents to publish the birth mother’s name in the newspaper places the burden on the adoptive parents to give notice to the father rather than giving the father a way, like a putative father registry, to self-protect his parental rights.

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. 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 – that way, you can make a well-informed decision.

Our contact information is below.  We will answer your questions and provide you with 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 in finding an AMAZING, WONDERFUL, adoptive home for your precious baby, whether you live in Lebanon or Indianapolis, Bloomington or Columbus, Evansville or French Lick, or South Bend or LaGrange, Decatur 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 fullest 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 moms’ search results in Google.

Not a problem! We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), help expectant mothers and birth mothers place babies for adoption, throughout Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. We will come to you or “meet” you virtually – Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, text, email, telephone – whatever works for you.

Kirsh & Kirsh subscribes to the highest standards of ethics and competence when it arranges newborn adoptions, but because of our DECADES of experience and involvement with many birth mothers, who have placed their babies for adoption, we know that “one size does not fit all.” Therefore, we will provide you information about adoption and our waiting families in whatever way makes you most comfortable. Not all, but some adoption agencies have stringent, inflexible policies about how they handle adoptions, Kirsh & Kirsh sees each birth parent as an individual, with individual wants and needs.

To learn more about more about our Adoption Program, please feel to contact us at Kirsh & Kirsh. 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. 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.