Indiana Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Indiana
An unexpected pregnancy can cause a lot of anxiety. If you don’t feel you are ready to parent, it can be a difficult time. You may want to share your news with the baby’s father, your family, or even close friends, or you may want to keep this news to yourself. Either way, speak to a Lifetime coordinator before making any decisions, so you understand your options.
A Lifetime Adoption coordinator is available 24/7 and will be a source of support and information for you. Your coordinator will explain your options and what open adoption is. You can call, text, or fill out our online form, and a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will answer.
What is the Adoption Process in Indiana?
Expectant women and women with young children have been turning to Lifetime Adoption coordinators for help in Indiana with the adoption journey for over three decades. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. They will listen to your concerns and give you all the information you need to make the right choice for you and your baby.
Is adoption the right choice for you and your baby? Take a look at the Lifetime adoptive family profiles to find a family you believe is meant for you and your child. If you want a family that lives in Indiana or one from another state, you get to choose. You can even determine what kind of contact and how much you want in the future. What if you are parenting a toddler or older child and struggling? If it is not a healthy situation for your child, you should know that adoption isn’t only for newborns. You will be provided a professional counselor at no cost who will develop a transition plan that is right for you, your child, and the adoptive family. A post-adoption contact agreement can also be outlined that is healthy for everyone involved.
Not only will your coordinator help you create an adoption plan, but she will also help with a hospital plan if you are pregnant. Your coordinator will document who you want in the delivery room, who you want to hold the baby first, and other labor and delivery details. She will also let the hospital staff and adoptive family know what your wishes are. You will also have your own legal representation at no cost to you. Your lawyer will ensure you are aware of all your legal rights and understand the legalities of the adoption process.
Open Adoption in Indiana
- What kind of family are you looking for, such as race or religion?
- After the adoption, what kind of contact do you want?
- What will your hospital plan look like?
- Are there resources you need, such as medical care or help with pregnancy-related expenses?
It is important to know that modern, open adoption is a very brave and a very loving choice to make for your baby. You don’t have to say goodbye to your child forever in an open adoption. You can ask the family for updates and pictures and may have some visits once or twice a year. Many Lifetime birth mothers have lifelong relationships with their baby’s adoptive families. For example, one of our amazing birth mothers was getting married recently, and she asked if her daughter could be there. She was not only there, but the adoptive parents were there, and the adoptive father even walked the bride down the aisle.
Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More
- Reasonable pregnancy-related
- attorney fees
- Hospital and medical costs related to the pregnancy
- Counseling for the birth mother
- Travel expenses along with maternity clothes
- Living expenses, such as housing, utilities, and phone service, for the second and third trimesters of pregnancy
- Reimbursement of actual wages lost as a result of the adopted child’s birth mother’s inability to work
Indiana Adoptive Families
The adoption profiles below will show you waiting adoptive parents of all types and backgrounds in Indiana. When you browse these profiles, you can learn more about their:
- Home and neighborhood
- Values and religious beliefs
- Reasons for adopting
- And much more!
No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect match. With waiting families from across the country, Lifetime Adoption provides more adoptive family profiles for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child.
Families Wanting to Adopt in Indiana
Are you in Indiana and are thinking about adopting a newborn, toddler, or perhaps a child up to the age of six? As one of the nationwide leaders in open adoption, Lifetime Adoption is here to assist you in achieving a successful adoption. Pregnant mothers and adoptive families have been successfully matched through Lifetime for over three decades. Our experienced coordinators work day in and day out to make sure our birth mothers have all the support and resources they need and to connect them with the perfect adoptive families.
Starting the Adoption Process
So let’s get the adoption process started. It’s simple. Just fill out our short online application. The application process is free and does not obligate you in any way. Once your application is pre-approved, a coordinator will be in touch to introduce you to the entire adoption process. You will be guided on how to create your personal profile for birth mothers to view, provided referrals for your home study, and access to the membership site, where you will find podcasts, blogs, webinars, and other helpful resources.
As founder of Lifetime Adoption, Mardie Caldwell created Lifetime due to her experience trying to adopt her son. That was over three decades ago, and the program she designed has had continued success. Our experienced Lifetime coordinators will guide you through the adoption plan so your dreams of growing your family come true.
Adoption Laws in Indiana
In Indiana, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In general, written consent of the birth parents can occur anytime after the birth. The adoption is irrevocable no later than 30 days after consent to adoption is signed.
Indiana, along with every other state, requires a home study before the finalization of the adoption. Depend on your Indiana adoption attorney to make sure all legal requirements are followed.
Indiana Home Studies
With a home study, be prepared to show:
- The home is suitable for a child
- All adults in the home must pass a criminal background check
- A period of postplacement supervision
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