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Steven M. Kirsh

Adoption Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

4.9   45 reviews

also known as Steve Kirsh, Steve Kirsch

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1979
    Active in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2017

About Steven

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Practice area
  1. Adoption
    Our firm helps expectant mothers find loving, secure homes for their babies and prospective adoptive parents find babies to adopt. We strive to set the standard among adoption professionals for competence and compassion in the area of adoption. We assist with adoptions throughout Indiana, including adoptions with other states.

    40 years

My wife, Jacque, and I have been married for more than 40 years. We have 3 sons -- Josh, Grant, and Tyler. 

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Steven M. Kirsh
2930 E. 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46240

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Posted by Jessica | August 30, 2023
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We've had two adoptions through Kirsh & Kirsh and loved every bit of our experience working with them. All the staff are extremely personable and prompt at answering any concerns, even post adoption questions we have had. We even had a fall through situation initially and this experience is what has made me love Kirsh & Kirsh the most. In the end we got to be there for the mom post birth while she tried to make a very difficult decision. We felt like Steve did a wonderful job supporting both us and the birth mom even though this particular instance didn't end in us parenting the child. We never felt unsure of what was going on and even when the news was hard he was very upfront the whole time. We will continue to recommend Kirsh & Kirsh to family and friends!
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Posted by Rick and Deborah | January 13, 2022
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Outstanding legal expertise and support
Twenty-eight years ago we searched for adoption attorneys who met our very high standards regarding keen knowledge, expertise, sensitivity, and most of all, integrity. Thankfully, we found all that and more at Kirsh & Kirsh.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2021
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Thank you so much
I had such a amazing experience with kirsh & Kirsh and I am so truly thankful giving my baby up for adoption was the hardest decision I ever had to do but they truly was so helpful and found a Beautiful loving family everything that I imagined and wanted for the baby exactly what we got with the family that we picked and I am truly thankful that knowing the baby will be going to a loving home this decision was so hard but after meeting the family and getting to know them and getting a ideal of life and love the baby has has truly filled my heart with joy knowing with the help of kirsh & kirsh that this is all possible that they have this wonderful gift this beautiful baby boy I can not thank kirsh and kirsh family for making all of this possible for us I can’t thank them enough truly a blessing for us and the other family and from my family I want to thank you all so much so much
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Posted by Paula | March 18, 2021
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Second Adoption
He answered all of our questions about the adoption process and always responded to us quickly. Thank you for helping us complete our family!
Posted by Kathryn | February 13, 2021
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The professionalism, compassion and knowledge that Steve and the firm have is unmatched. I was beyond impressed and honored to work with them. I would highly recommend them to anyone again and again.
Posted by Herman | November 16, 2020
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Military Family Adopting from Italy
My family had an amazing experience working with Kirsh & Kirsh! After our disruption in 2019, we were reluctant that we would be matched and blessed with a baby because we were an active duty military family living in Italy. That was not a problem for Steve. Within a month, we received the email that we were matched. We were able to finalize within 60 days of our son's bith. The entire staff was amazing and very knowledgeable. I would Highly recommend Kirsh & Kirsh!
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Posted by Sophie and Dugan | September 1, 2020
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What a guy, such a wonderful person to work with.
We have been talking with Steve for nearly a year now, he helped us at the beginning by talking us through all of our options and supporting and guiding us through those difficult choices. He was always quick to respond, always friendly and supportive. You can hear the passion in his voice for what he does. One of the things my husband and I respected so much was how honest he was, and how clear he was in all the logistics. This meant there was no surprises along the way. Such a wonderful guy. Thank you
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Posted by Jerry | April 23, 2020
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Adoption review
Steven was a delight to work with for me and my wife. He was patient, always available and answered all our questions. We had total confidence in whatever he consulted us about. I would recommend him to anyone I know that is in need of adoption services. He would be our first and only choice to recommend.
Posted by Jon | March 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
Steve was our main adoption lawyer. His knowledge, kindness, and responsiveness was amazing.
Posted by Erin | March 12, 2020
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We can not recommend Kirsh and Kirsh enough! Our entire experience has been nothing short of amazing. We loved that everything was explained to us and far as what to expect and they were right on point. We knew throughout the entire process we were supported and taken care of. We absolutely loved working with Kirsh and Kirsh.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2019
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So Great To Work With
Our experience adopting through Kirsh & Kirsh was fantastic. We were matched quickly after becoming active and every single person at the office was so quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. They have a well designed process that makes things as easy as possible on everyone involved. We really can't thank them all enough. They were such an instrumental part in making our dream of having a family come true!
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Posted by Megan | September 9, 2019
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Amazing, Life-Changing Experience
We could not have had a better experience than we had with Steve and Kirsh & Kirsh in general. Not only is he educated and able to answer every single question we had (usually before we asked them,) but he is attentive, compassionate and kind. We had a mother that decided she was able to parent rather than match with us, and Steve contacted us the next day to check in, see how we were doing and to reassure us that we would find the right situation for us. We recently adopted the most beautiful baby boy, and none of this would have happened without him. He went out of his way to help us, and all of the staff we worked with was just as kind and responsive.
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Posted by Chelsea | May 30, 2019
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Incredible Adoption Experience
I cannot say enough about the kindness and compassion of Steve Kirsh. Adoption is a grueling journey and the compassion and professionalism that was exhibited towards me throughout my journey to motherhood has just been exemplary. Steve made my dream of motherhood come true and I cannot thank him enough for my miracle baby. Kirsh and Kirsh is a wonderful firm and I am so grateful for the amazing blessing that they have been to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Steve.
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Posted by Greg | May 23, 2019
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Above and Beyond Expectations
Wow! Steve is very responsive and very informative. It is been a pleasure working with this him. He takes pride in what he does and genuinely cares about making the process as smooth as possible. I highly recommend him and his team to anyone who's considering their services during their own adoption journey. Lastly, I want to thank you Kirsh & Kirsh we appreciate you all!
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
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Highly recommend
Kirsh & Kirsh made our dreams come true today. Their professionalism, knowledge of the law and quick action helped us navigate a very difficult situation today. It was truly nothing short of a miracle!! Thanks to them we now have our sweet boy in our arms.
Posted by Alissa | January 26, 2019
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Steve helped us with our interstate adoption. It was a private adoption so we were pretty lost on where to begin. He helped guide us through every part through finalization and was very easy to communicate with. We had a great experience with him and are so thankful we found him!
Posted by Eric | December 27, 2018
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Great lawyer, wonderful experience
Wonderful experience working Steven and everyone at Kirsh and Kirsh. Always professional, fast, and attentive. We fully recommend them and plan on using them again in the future.
Posted by Roberto | September 10, 2018
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Passion at work, Professionalism, Experience, Always 24X7.
From a personal perspective, Steve is one of those very limited number of persons that you meet in your live, that will definitely leave his mark on you. The very first time i met him, i promptly realized that if I wanted to assure a smoothly adoption process, with full of certainty about different events may happened, i was in the right place and with the right person. Steve brings together the know-how and accumulated experience of over 35 years of serving families, and the closeness and attachment that families need, when the a new family it's approaching to a process that it's unknown for them. I have seen how he works, and i can ensure that he and his team, will provide you the best advice ever.
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Posted by Christina | February 19, 2018
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Love them! Awesome people.
I was really young when I first met Steve, I was looking to give my baby up for adoption and the family that I picked,picked Kirsh & Kirsh for my part. Steve came to me to meet and talked about giving my baby up but never made me feel pressured into it, he was always so nice. Then in 2005 I went though Kirsh & Kirsh again and found another awesome family that took my twins to raise as their own. Keep but the awesome job that all the Kirsh's do.
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Posted by Robin | February 17, 2018
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Steven was an excellent guy to work with! When coming into the office to meet him in 1992 or 1993 he answered all our questions! Thanks Steven and staff for the endless hours you put in to make a forever family!
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Public Reprimand issued in IN, 2017
updated on 12/31/2018

A reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Steven's comment: “This was a settlement reached with the disciplinary commission. I agreed to this outcome to put the matter behind me.”

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C.
  • 1981 - Present


  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Dartmouth College
  • A.B.
  • 1976


  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Past President
  • 1991 - 1992
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Treasurer
  • 1991 - 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Angels in Adoption
  • United States Congress
  • 2005
  • Concurrent Resolution
  • Indiana General Assembly
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Endorse Steven
Adoption Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve Kirsh is nationally known for his expertise in adoption. He is professional, knowledgable and has an impeccable reputation. He demonstrates commitment to the best legal and ethical practices. I endorse Steve Kirsh."
Adoption Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. My dad is the smartest adoption attorney in the country. He is an excellent mentor and teacher. I am lucky to be his son."
Adoption Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Steve Kirsh as an adoption attorney. I have known Steve for many years as a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, and we have collaborated on a number of interstate adoptive placements. Steve is an excellent attorney. Dependable, knowledgeable, friendly and honest are all words that come to mind when I think of Steve. He served as President of AAAA with distinction and then undertook the duties of Treasurer for many years. Many of us in the adoption community owe Steve a debt of gratitude for his expertise and service."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Steve. Treasurer of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, his professionalism in the area of adoption law is superb. He also has a great sense of humor! Robin Fleischner Attorney at Law"
Adoption Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this attorney... I have had the pleasure of working with Steven on adoption matters. He is well respected in the adoption field and extremely knowledgeable."
Adoption Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Steve Kirsh for over 20 years and regularly work with his firm on interstate adoption matters. He is extremely knowledgeable about Indiana adoption law and is very active in writing and lobbying for legislative change in adoption and related areas. He is professional, responsive and compassionate. In addition, his office staff is top-notch. I recommend him very highly."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is a consumate professional, is highly regarded in his field both on a national and state level, has extensive experience in adoption, and has my unequivocal recommendation."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Steve Kirsh is a fine, experienced, and trust-worthy lawyer. In the course of the last 20 years, I have had many opportunities to view the high caliber legal work he has performed for clients. I endorse Mr. KIrsh both personally and professionally."
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Indianapolis Adoption Lawyer Steven M. Kirsh
Steven M. Kirsh
Adoption Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 44 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017. See details