Adoption

Under Indiana Law, an adoption case is initiated by filing a petition for adoption and providing notice of the petition to certain persons. Attorneys at Mitchell Law Group will work with you to ease the adoption process so that you can focus on this happy event in your life.

While Mitchell Law Group does not serve as an agency for matching or arranging potential adoptive parents with children, we do provide legal assistance to individuals that are ready to memorialize their relationship as an adoptive parent with an identified child.

Common forms of adoption in Indiana are infant/birth adoptions, international adoptions, and step-parent adoptions. At Mitchell Law Group, we are most commonly confronted with step-parent adoptions, wherein the current spouse of a custodial parent seeks to adopt and provide for their spouses’ child. Whether or not the adoption is contested by the other biological parent often plays a part in how complex this process will be for the step-parent.