A Guide to the Birth Father’s Rights in Indiana for Placing a Baby for Adoption

A Guide to the Birth Father’s Rights in Indiana for Placing a Baby for Adoption

Are you worried about the baby’s father not agreeing to your adoption decision? Knowing the birth father’s rights in adoption is necessary for a birth mother when placing her baby for adoption in Indiana. We at Kirsh & Kirsh can help and guide you to make an informed decision. 

Birth Father’s Rights 

A putative father is a man whom a woman has identified as the father or who claims to be the father of the child, but not a man who legally established his relationship with the child through marriage or a paternity affidavit or action. 

Under Indiana Adoption Law, if the birth mother is married and her husband is the father of the child, the birth father must be involved. However, some states, like Indiana, do not require the birth mother to identify a putative father. Indiana has among the best adoption laws in the country. Under Indiana law, a birth mother does not have to identify the father of the child unless he has formally established paternity of the child.

At Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), we try to file all adoptions in Indiana, even those involving births outside of Indiana. We can file an adoption in Indiana if the adoptive parents reside in Indiana or the child is in or coming to Indiana. 

Contact Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh” — often misspelled as “Kirsch & Kirsch”)

Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., have handled successful adoptions in Indiana and adoptions from other states over the last 40+ years. As a birth mother, only you can decide what will be best for you and your child. We work with birth parents all over the country but mainly focus on Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, and Illinois. 

Contacting us does not mean you have to work with us or proceed with an adoption plan. We will never pressure or judge you. We are an Indiana-based adoption law firm with over 40 years of excellent service and 100+ years of combined legal experience arranging adoptions. We cannot make adoption an easy choice, but we can make it less scary by removing some of the unknowns for you.

You can call, text, or email us anytime. Call: 317-575-5555, text: 800-333-5736. Contact us or use Facebook Messenger. We offer round-the-clock support to birthmothers in need. Adoption is 100% free for you.

Positive adoption language Disclaimer: Please understand that these blogs 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 who come to us at first do not understand what that means. The most common search term on the Internet for pregnant 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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