We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), file most of the adoptions we arrange in Indiana, even if the birth mother lives in states like Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, or any state other than Indiana. Therefore, Indiana law controls what money a birth mother may receive if she puts her baby up for adoption, or more correctly, makes an adoption plan for her baby. In short, not in Indiana, nor in any state, can adoptive parents induce a mother to proceed with an adoption by paying her money for the baby. That would constitute “baby-selling” and a crime. Even if payment of money for a child was not illegal, few women could come to peace with themselves if they “sold” their babies.
However, law makers in many states recognize that if a pregnant woman carries a baby to the end of her pregnancy, she may need financial assistance to support herself during that time. Indiana Law allows a woman to legally receive up to $4,000 in living expenses, throughout pregnancy and after delivery. At Kirsh & Kirsh, we find that most women need the full amount and have them sign an affidavit of financial disclosure which we file with the court, disclosing the amount of living expenses she received or expects to receive.
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.
The four adoption attorneys at Kirsh & Kirsh have over 100 years of combined legal experience arranging adoptions. Kirsh & Kirsh has been in existence since 1981. As attorneys, we at Kirsh & Kirsh, have very high standards for the prospective adoptive parents we choose to represent. All of our waiting families are carefully screened and thoroughly investigated. We will arrange for you to have contact with the family you choose on your terms, without families trying to reach you at all hours of the day or night.
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 Westfield or Indianapolis, Mooresville or Bloomington, Huntingburg or Evansville, Gary or South Bend, Angola 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: 317-575-5555, 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 mom’s search results in Google.