Indiana Code § 16-34-2-1 permits a woman to abort a baby during the first 10 weeks of her pregnancy if she got pregnant as a result of rape or incest. While Indiana’s new abortion law does not require a conviction or even a reporting of the rape or incest by the pregnant woman, Indiana Code § 16-18-2-306.7 expands the definition of “rape or incest” to include a child conceived as a result of child molesting (IC § 35-42-4-3), child seduction (IC § 35-42-4-7), and sexual misconduct with a minor (IC § 35-42-4-9).

However, other provisions of Indiana Law such as IC §§ 31-32-11-1 and 31-33-5-1 may impose on the doctor the obligation to report to the department of child services or local law enforcement agency suspected child abuse or neglect. Incest, child molestation, child seduction, and sexual misconduct with a minor may fall into the category of reportable offenses. 

Additionally, IC § 16-34-2-1 (a)(2)(D) requires the doctor to certify in writing to the surgical center or hospital all facts and reasons supporting the physician’s certification, which presumably includes facts about the rape or incest. 

Finally, a doctor who performs an abortion without complying with IC § 16-34-2-1 commits a criminal act, which could subject the doctor to criminal and civil penalties and forfeiture of their license to practice medicine. The reporting requirements imposed on the physician under § 16-34-2-5 seem designed to substantiate how abortion fits within the exceptions of the total abortion ban imposed by Indiana law. 

A woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, or untimely pregnancy has alternatives to parenting the baby, which include giving the baby up for adoption or more correctly, making an adoption plan for the baby. 

If you would like to explore adoption, we, at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C.  — 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 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, Martinsville or Bloomington, Evansville or Jasper, South Bend or Hammond, 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 which family adopts your baby & extent of contacts you want after the child’s birth.

You can call, text and or email us anytime -call: 317-575-5555, text: 317-721-2030contact 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.

With the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade, some states, like Tennessee and Mississippi, may significantly reduce, if not eliminate, access to abortion as a way of family planning. In those states, a woman facing an untimely pregnancy or unplanned pregnancy, who does not have the support of friends and family and knows that she cannot commit to the lifetime responsibility of parenting a child may find putting the baby up for adoption or, more correctly, making an adoption plan for her unborn baby provides a good, if not better, alternative to aborting the baby. “Better” in the sense that few people can say that they CHANGED THE LIVES OF ANOTHER PERSON in any significant way. Giving a family a baby that cannot get pregnant is the most amazing gift one person can give another. It is as close to “God-Like” as any other human endeavor. As any woman who has given up a baby for adoption will tell you, the gifts to the child, the adoptive parents, and herself (knowing that her baby is okay and loved) by no means makes the decision easy. IT IS NOT EASY! But neither is parenting or aborting a baby easy.

If you would like to look into 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 ourselves 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. 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 Greenfield or Indianapolis, Nashville or Columbus, Evansville or Princeton, South Bend or Peru, Portland 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: 800-333-5736, 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 on Google.

To answer the second question first – ABSOLUTELY, we at Kirsh & Kirsh can help you find a fantastic, carefully screened and thoroughly investigated, loving home for your baby if you decide to give up your baby for adoption, or, more correctly stated, make an adoption plan for your soon-to-be-born or newborn baby.

Kirsh & Kirsh is an adoption-only law firm that helps both expectant mothers find loving homes for their precious children and newborns and hopeful adoptive parents find babies to adopt. It provides many of the same functions as a national adoption agency and local adoption agency but does not perform pre-adoptive home studies for prospective adoptive parents nor does it provide counseling for birth parents. Kirsh & Kirsh contracts with independent agencies and counselors to fulfill those roles. In terms of the number of successful adoptive placements and combined legal experience, Kirsh & Kirsh ranks highest among all adoption law firms in Indiana, the Midwest, and, perhaps, the country. The firm has more than 500, 5-Star Google reviews and over 12,000 followers on Facebook.

Steve Kirsh co-founded the firm in 1981 and began handling adoptions in the early 1980s. As the number of adoptions increased, Steve needed help, which is when Joel Kirsh, Steve’s brother got involved in facilitating adoptions. Steve served as president and treasurer of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, an internationally recognized association of adoption and ARTs attorneys; received an Angels in Adoption Award by the United States Congress; represented the United States as part of the US delegation to the final drafting session of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption; has made significant contributions to amending Indiana’s adoption laws, which a number of states have copied because Indiana’s laws are among the best in the country. For his efforts, the Indiana General Assembly afforded Steve special recognition. Steve also authored the Adoption Protocol used by nearly all Indiana Hospitals.

Joel Kirsh handles step-parent and family adoptions for the firm, in addition to assisting with newborn adoptions. His knowledge and experience make Joel a valuable member of Kirsh & Kirsh.

After graduating from law school in 2014, Grant Kirsh, Steve’s son, joined the firm and, in a short time, has become a leading attorney in the State of Indiana in foster care adoptions through the Indiana Department of Child Services, more commonly known as DCS.

Rob Kirsh joined Kirsh & Kirsh in 2018. In addition to being licensed to practice law in Indiana, Rob also holds law licenses in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Michigan, expanding the adoption practice of Kirsh & Kirsh to most of the Midwest.

We, at Kirsh & Kirsh — or the “Kirsh Boys,” as the adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh are sometimes called, pride ourselves on answering questions about adoption and explaining the process without pressure or judgment. We cannot make adoption an easy choice, but we 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 Bargersville or Indianapolis, Bedford or Columbus, Evansville or New Albany, South Bend or Lafayette, Shelbyville or Ft. Wayne, or any Indiana county or city in between, or ANYWHERE in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, or Michigan.

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.