WHAT DOES OPEN ADOPTION LOOK LIKE?

“Open adoption” does not have a set, universally understood definition. It is best to think of openness in in an adoption as a spectrum – at one end of the spectrum, adoptions are completely closed or confidential, meaning the exchange of no information. Neither the adoptive parents nor birth parents know ANYTHING AT ALL about the other. At the other end of the spectrum is a completely open arrangement in which the parties plan to raise the adoptee together, also called “Cooperative Parenting,” and know EVERYTHING about each other. In our vast experience of having arranged adoptions for nearly 40 years, we at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) have not seen ANY adoptions at either end of the spectrum. All adoptions which we have facilitated fall somewhere between the ends of the spectrum. Because we do NOT follow the “one size fits all” approach, we tailor each adoption to the desires and needs of the parties involved in that adoption. However, almost all the adoptions which we facilitate include the exchange of information sufficient to enable the birth mother and birth father, if he is involved, to know that she or they have selected the BEST POSSIBLE family to raise their baby and for the adoptive parents not only to have medical information which will help them care for the child but whatever other background information the birth parents want to share to satisfy the child’s curiosity about his or her roots when as the child gets older and hears their adoption story.

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 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 Danville or Indianapolis, Columbus or Bloomington, Evansville or Scottsburg, South Bend or LaPorte, Goshen 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: 800-333-5736, contact 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 in Google.

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