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Adoption in Indiana

Fishers Family Law Attorneys – (317) 434-1490

For many people, growing their family and sharing their love is something best accomplished through adoption. Taking care of a child who has never known a forever-home is a noble decision, but it is not one free from legal complications. In Indiana, adoption is a legal process like so many others, and you need to know what to do, step-by-step, for it to work.

Massillamany Jeter & Carson and our Fishers adoption attorneys are here to make the whole process make sense. We know that legalese and requirements can be frustrating, so we can proudly act on your behalf from beginning to end of your adoption case. Our top priority is your satisfaction and the successful growth of your family.

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What Type of Adoption is Right for You?

There are many types of adoptions you can consider when growing your family:

  • Infant or birth adoptions
  • International adoptions
  • Same-sex couple adoptions
  • Third-party adoptions
  • Step-parent adoptions
  • Surviving family member adoptions

Adoptions by stepparents are common and arise when a potential adoptive parent wishes to support and provide for the children of their spouse, who is a custodial parent. Another common form of adoption is when a family member, such as grandparents or aunts and uncles, wish to adopt a child. This often occurs when the natural parents cannot adequately provide for their child, go missing, or pass away. In both stepparent adoptions and family member adoptions, the potential adoptive parent wishes to secure a permanent legal relationship with the identified child.

Once an adoption decree is issued the adoptive parents assume the legal role of the adoptee’s parents. This includes all benefits and responsibilities that are associated with being a parent. For example, you will have to ensure your adopted child’s health, happiness, education, and overall wellbeing are satisfied at all times.

Addressing All Your Concerns About Adoption

Many questions will arise when beginning or going through the adoption process, especially if you have never adopted a child before. Massillamany Jeter & Carson and our family law attorneys in Fishers offer legal advice and sound counsel to anyone that is wanting to start on the path to becoming adoptive parents of a child in need. We look forward to helping you!

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