Indiana Adoption Lawyer and Foster Care Expert

I grew up with foster children and have adopted siblings.

I attended Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.

I have 20+ years of assisting Indiana parents in foster care and adoption.

When you have spent months or years raising a child, you know something about their best interests, and it is important that you have your say before someone else takes these crucial decisions away from you. I am here to help.

For Indiana Foster Parents

I can help you:

  • Become licensed.
  • Getting the DCS and the courts to listen to you.
  • Dealing with false allegations of neglect and abuse.
  • Defending against threats of revoking your foster home license
  • Making sure you receive all the state and federal subsidies which are due to foster parents.
  • Adopt your foster child.
  • And handle other legal issues related to fostering and family life.

Indiana law now requires courts to listen to the voices of foster parents in many instances.

Foster parents are more than just "temporary" parents.

For Parents Who Adopt in Indiana

Whether you wish to adopt your:

  • Foster child
  • Step-child
  • A relative child

And whether you want to:

  • Adopt from foster care
  • Work with an agency
  • Do a private adoption
  • Or do an international adoption

I have more than 20 years of experience and legal training
in Indiana to help you make adoption a reality for your family.


Why I'm Different from Other Lawyers

  1. I can relate personally to your situation. I have four adopted brothers and sisters, and I grew up in a family that cared for dozens of foster children over the years. I know how important it is to get what is best for your child.
  2. I can advise you and help you obtain monies from the many subsidies that are available to families who adopt foster children in Indiana for considerable savings.
  3. I have more than 20 years of experience in handling cases related to adoption and foster care all over Indiana.


Serving all of Indiana

I’ve handled cases in more than 75 of Indiana’s 92 counties…from Crown Point to Evansville to Fort Wayne.

While based in Indianapolis, I serve the entire state of Indiana and travel as necessary.



My Specialties

  • Adoption from foster care
  • Private adoption
  • Interstate adoption
  • International adoption
  • Step parent adoption
  • Contested adoption
  • Fighting abuse or neglect allegations
  • Guardianship
  • Third party custody
  • Divorce


Contact me anytime (24/7) for a free consultation.

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Forest E Witcraft