Grandparent Adoptions

Grandparent Adoptions

Bringing Families Together Through Grandparent Adoption

Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., is the only Indiana law firm — and one of the few in the entire country — dedicated solely to adoption law. Indiana grandparent adoption attorneys Joel and Steve Kirsh have helped many grandparents adopt their children’s kids.

With more than 30 years of experience in adoption law, Steve and Joel Kirsh have the knowledge and experience necessary to smoothly facilitate a grandparent adoption. Contact our law firm online or by calling 317-575-5555.

Grandparent Adoptions

Most people never imagine that they will be raising their children’s children. However, grandparent adoptions are becoming more common every year. According to the 2009 American Community Survey, more than 2.5 million grandparents are responsible for their grandchildren.

There are a variety of reasons why grandparents choose to adopt their grandchildren, not the least of which is that they feel obliged to keep the children in the family. Sometimes, grandparents take over parenting for the following reasons:

  • Substance abuse by the parents
  • Death of a parent
  • Child abuse and/or neglect
  • Abandonment
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Incarceration
  • Mental health problems
  • Poverty
  • The parent’s unwillingness to act as a responsible parent

Simplifying the Indiana Grandparent Adoption Process

The grandparent adoption process is often less complicated than nonrelative, newborn adoptions. Courts generally want to keep children with biological relatives. Home studies are usually shorter for grandparent adoptions, and the adoption process goes much quicker.

However, some grandparents run into legal difficulties while going through the adoption process. It is helpful to have an Indiana grandparent adoption attorney on your side to help you successfully complete the legal forms and deal with any legal difficulties you encounter.

Indiana Grandparent Adoption Considerations

Many grandparents choose to adopt their grandchildren so that they can provide health insurance for their grandchildren, receive subsidized housing that includes the child, and enroll their grandchildren in school. When older grandparents adopt their grandchildren, they must consider their health and financial ability to care for the child. Indiana grandparent adoption attorneys Joel and Steven Kirsh have facilitated many grandparent adoptions and helped grandparents set up designated adoptions when appropriate.

Contact Kirsh & Kirsh, Grandparent Rights Lawyers

If you are a grandparent considering adopting your children’s kids, please contact Kirsh & Kirsh. We would like to let our experience work for you.

Please contact Kirsh & Kirsh, and we will send prospective birth mothers and prospective adoptive parents information about the adoption practice of attorneys Steve and Joel Kirsh.

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