Adopting a stepchild

There are many ways to create a family. Marrying someone with children makes you a stepparent, which can be an extremely rewarding role in a child’s life. However, you may be wondering about officially adopting your stepchild. Because Indiana adoption law requires...

What is an adoption home study?

Whether you choose to adopt privately or through an agency, Indiana law requires all prospective parents to complete an adoptive home study, also known as a Family Preparation Assessment. During this process, a licensed caseworker or social worker offers adoption...