The Law Offices of Robert J. Delaney- Adoption
Adoption is the statutory process whereby an adult becomes the legal parent of a child. The cost and difficulty is directly dependent upon whether the consents of the natural parents are obtainable.
Under Indiana Statute 31-19-9-8 (2) consent of a natural parent to adoption is not required and may be found not required by a court after hearing if a natural parent for a period of one year:
1) fails without justifiable cause to communicate significantly with the child; or
2) knowingly fails to provide for care and support when able to do so required by law or judicial decree.
Adoption can be done for children born in this state, another state, or another country. Again, the amount of work determines the amount of attorney fees.
Current costs are:
Conference and Information collection time
a) Petition For Adoption and Order
c) Consents of natural parents
d) Termination of natural parentsí parental rights without consent, if necessary
e) Notice by Publication, if necessary
$_____ Dependent upon work involved
TOTAL $_____ Add the above
We will be happy to work out a payment plan for you over the usual approximately five-month process.