Adoption Law

Compassionate Indianapolis Child Adoption Lawyers

Building a family through adoption is a joyous time. Nothing can be more heartwarming than a child finding a forever home. At Cohen Garelick & Glazier in Indianapolis, Indiana, we represent adoptive parents, step-parents, and birth mothers dealing with the issues associated with the adoption of a child. The details and legal considerations for adoption proceedings are often unique and delicate. Our lawyers provide compassionate legal vision to guide our adoption clients through a variety of emotional decisions and considerations.

Experienced Child Adoption Attorneys

Most people have a picture of adoption in their mind. Whether that image involves the adoption of an infant, a step-parent adoption, or the adoption of a foster child, we can help turn the picture into a family. Our attorneys work closely with each client to explain the issues involved in adopting a child and stick with them throughout the adoption process.

Every adoption is not the same. Our attorneys have significant experience handling a wide range of child adoptions:

  • Domestic adoptions
  • Infant adoptions
  • Step-parent adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Agency adoptions
  • Private adoptions
  • Re-adoption of international children

We guide clients through each step of the process from the home study through the final placement. We recognize that with any adoption there are long waiting periods; our attorneys are always available to explain what is happening.

Contested Adoptions

Adopting a child is a complex process that, in many cases, requires a birth parent to agree to terminate his or her parental rights. We have significant experience representing adoptive parents dealing with contested adoptions and adoptions involving missing birth parents. Our attorneys know how to provide the required notice when a parent cannot be located and how to effectively present a case to the trial court and court of appeals when an adoption is contested.

Drawing on the support of the entire Cohen Garelick & Glazier team, the following attorneys concentrate on our adoption matters and cases.


Robert A. Garelick


Michael P. Bishop


Jill Goldenberg-Schuman

Deborah Farmer Smith Deborah Farmer Smith
Sarah T. Baker
Brooke C. Jones Brooke Jones Lindsey

Contact Our Indianapolis, Indiana, Child Adoption Lawyers

If you are considering building your family through adoption, please contact Cohen Garelick & Glazier in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can reach our attorneys by phone at 317-573-8888 or 1-800-624-7370, by e-mail, or by filling out the intake form on our Contact page.