Do I Have A Say In Who Adopts My Child?
When an expectant mother is considering an adoption plan for her child, it is usually because she has a vision for a life that she is not able to provide herself. In many cases, an adoptive family can help the birth mother fulfill her vision. Birth mothers with this type of selfless commitment to their children’s futures want to do everything they can to help.
Many mothers ask, “Do I have a say in who adopts my child?” In the case of a private domestic adoption, the answer is, “Yes.” The same cannot be said of private international adoptions or state agency adoptions. What this means for you as an Indiana birth mother is that, when you choose an adoption law firm to facilitate the placement of your child, you are able to be fully involved in the decision regarding the adoptive parents.
Your Dedicated Indiana Adoption Law Firm | Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C.
For more than 30 years, the attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., have dedicated their entire practice to adoption. We are the only law firm in the state to do so. We are a full-service firm representing birth mothers and adoptive parents in all aspects of the adoption process. We have helped countless birth mothers considering the heroic choice of adoption, giving them the opportunity to learn about the adoptive parents waiting to give their child a loving home.
Choosing Adoptive Parents
As a birth mother, you have many different options regarding the type of environment you prefer for your child. Many adoptive parents are opposite-sex couples who are not able to have children of their own and are adopting their first child. However, these are not the only people hoping to adopt. Prospective adoptive parents may also include the following:
Gay and lesbian couples/same-sex couples: Same-sex couples cannot have children on their own. Adoption is one of the only ways that they can experience the joy of raising children.
Single parents: Many single parents have everything they need to take good care of an adopted child, including a strong income and an even stronger ability to love and care for a child.
Families with other children: Prospective adoptive parents may have other children, adopted or biological. These parents are looking to add to their families, giving an adopted child siblings who will watch over him or her.
We strive to find the right family for your child. We go through an extensive screening process before we accept a prospective adoptive parent as a client, including health history checks, finance checks, home studies, criminal history checks, adoption counseling and more. Our standard has always been to work with parents we would trust to care for our own sons, and we will not work with clients who do not meet it.
Picking Adoptive Parents For My Baby
Now is the time for you to consider your options — a same-sex couple or single parent may be able to provide the right environment for your child to thrive or you may wish your child to be brought up by an opposite-sex couple with children. This is your choice, and we are confident you will make the right decision. To learn more about the families waiting to adopt, view our online profiles.
You are not committed to the adoption until you sign a consent to adoption, which you cannot sign until after the baby is born. Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., will not ask you to commit to the adoption until you are ready to commit to it. An unethical or inexperienced adoption agency may ask you to sign a promissory note or may follow laws from another state — these are red flags. We will never pressure you into an adoption. This is your choice, not ours.
Our Services For Birth Mothers Are Free Of Charge
At Kirsh & Kirsh, our services for birth mothers are free of charge. If you need an attorney for legal advice, we can represent you or, if that isn’t possible, help you find your own attorney.
To learn more about how Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., can help you find a loving family for your child, contact our Indiana adoption lawyers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, for a free consultation.
Read our brochure for birth mothers for more information.