Second/Other Parent

Second Parent and Unmarried Couples Adoptions

In Indiana it is possible for unmarried couples and second parents (related and not related) to adopt. An example of a second parent adoption would be a grandparent, who acts as a parent, to adopt, while one of the biological parents maintain their parental rights. Heartland Adoption Agency can provide background checks and home studies for these kinds of adoptions.

Because this type of adoption does not involve the “placement of a child”, it is handled by our partnering law firm, FRANCIS & BERRY DOMER.  If you are interested in learning more about second parent adoptions, please contact FRANCIS & BERRY DOMER,  at 812-336-8300 or email Michelle at