Is your family considering a stepparent or a kinship adoption?
If so, you should be aware of House Enrolled Act 1245, which took effect in Indiana on July 1st, 2017.
This new law requires certain classes of grandparents to be notified of adoption proceedings. Perhaps not surprisingly, there is already a healthy amount of debate and varying interpretation surrounding it. If you would like to learn more about this legislation, you may do so here.
We will be following caselaw and debate on this issue closely. In the meantime, if your family has any questions about kinship adoption, let us know.
We can help.