What happens after I give birth, if I change my mind about giving my baby up for adoption, and DCS gets involved and then I decide to put the baby up for adoption, can I still do it?

What happens after I give birth, if I change my mind about giving my baby up for adoption, and DCS gets involved and then I decide to put the baby up for adoption, can I still do it?

Unfortunately, probably not. Once the Department of Child Services gets involved, DCS will likely make all decisions regarding your baby. Rarely do those decisions include allowing you, as the birth mother, to direct who adopts the baby or even whether to place your baby for adoption. Your best bet if you think that DCS will get involved because you have used drugs during your pregnancy or have other open DCS cases, you should give lots of thought to what you believe is best for your baby and you. If you want DCS to place your baby in foster care while DCS provides services to you to enable DCS to reunite you with the child, then you should not proceed with an adoption. On the other hand, if want your baby to go to forever home, with your input, you should contact adoption professionals like Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) or an adoption agency before DCS assumes control over your baby at the hospital. If you and the baby are still in the hospital and DCS has already intervened, contact us at Kirsh & Kirsh. We will see what we can do.

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, have 90 years of combined legal experience arranging adoptions and 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 Tipton or Indianapolis, Bloomington or Columbus, Evansville or Clarksville, South Bend or Michigan City, West Lafayette 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 contacts you want after the child’s birth.

You can call, text and or email us anytime — call: 317-575-5555, text: 317-721-2030, 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 mom’s search results in Google.

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