Our office has the privilege of regularly representing birth mothers. We recognize that making an adoption plan for a child isn’t just a moment in time. It is a lifelong decision that can require long term support. Community resources like On Your Feet Foundation can help.
OYFF was founded by adoptive parents, professionals, and a birth parent who recognized the need for practical help for other birth parents who had chosen adoption for their child. They are a small, nonprofit organization that provides personal support to birth parents to help them get “back on their feet.” OYFF focuses on case management and coaching, monetary grants, and the creation of a community of other birth parents.
As of 7/1/2011, parents of minors or guardians of protected people in IN can designate a standby guardian. The designation is effective for 90 days upon the death or incapacity of the parent or guardian unless the standby guardian files a petition for guardianship, (in which case the declaration is effective until the court rules on the petition.)
The new law ensures that the designated party can immediately act on behalf of the minor child or protected person under those circumstances until a formal guardianship order is entered.
Give our office a call to learn more. We recommend that all parents and guardians complete a standby declaration and we’re happy to help.