Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C.

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    nataliesue1c2f_2e

    Wed Oct 28 2009

    I have worked closely with Steven Kirsh professionally for 3 years and have not gathered that he is the person that is described in some of the negative reviews. Steve is a family man, an ethical and compassionate attorney, and a friend. He truly respects the individuals he works with. If he ever declined to work with a potential client there was most definately a good reason. Also, this is his prerogative as an attorney! Steve often inquires his colleages about how he can be even more compassionate with his clients and birthparents. He is humble and recognizes he is not perfect. Arrogance does not come to mind when I think of Steven Kirsh. He's a hard-working attorney who strives always to do his best.

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    cjh1778184785

    Wed Oct 28 2009

    I have known Steve & Joel for several years. During that time, I have had the pleasure of getting to know countless families that Steve & Joel has helped bring together. Parents from all over the world have trusted Kirsh & Kirsh with their adoption needs. Each person that I have spoken to that has worked with Steve or Joel has told me that they could not ask for a better person to assist them in this process. In fact, many families that they have worked with still keep in touch with them many years after the adoption process has been completed. I have never come across anyone with more interegrity, compassion and selflessness than Steve and Joel Kirsh. I encourage anyone who is considering to adopt to schedule an appointment with Kirsh & Kirsh. Although there are never any guarantees, your adoption needs will never be in any better hands than with Kirsh & Kirsh.

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    lilliansmom161_ab0

    Wed Oct 28 2009

    I met Joel and Steve in the summer of 2002, I was 18 and pregnant. I was seaking a adoptive family for my child. I had alot of questions and conserns like any parent would. I agreed to find my sons adoptive parents and found the people that were ment to be his parents! I had him and signed the next day! Any questions I had Joel and Steve answered for me on the spot and said I could call any time! My biological son is now almost 7!! He is doing wonderfully, I could not be any happier with his life! Now to the present.... I am 25 now and can not become pregnant. Wanting nothing more in this world to becoome a mother. My husband and I went and met with Joel and signed to become adoptive parents! A while latter I have my little girl! If it wasnt not for Kirsh and Kirsh I would not know where my life would of lead me! They are compashionate and vary educated and helpful in the Adoption prosses! We think of all the Kirsh and Kirsh company as part of our lif and family forever! Thank you Jo... Read more

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    boogie621c1dcc

    Wed Oct 28 2009

    I have had the pleasure of working with Steve and Joel Kirsh for a number of years, professionally. I have observed them first hand, start to finish with an adoption. I had a niece who placed her child with Kirsh and she was treated with the most respect and kindness throughout her whole pregnancy. Never once did she feel like her decision was being made for anyone to make money. She wanted to make a couple a family and she did with the guidance and knowledge from the Kirsh office. I have also been able to witness first hand the treatment Steve directs towards the birth family and the adopting family. I have seen him stop a signing for consent because he felt the birth mother was not ready. Sure didn't look like a lack of integrity or compassion to me. Steve demonstrates a true picture of the caring person he is each time he meets with a family. I am sorry for families that feel they are not being treated fairly by Steve or Joel, or their staff because I have never seen that side of ei... Read more

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    rscummings13c3_7b

    Thu Oct 15 2009

    In my very brief dealings with Mr. Kirsh it has become apparent to me that this gentelman treats people very poorly as long as he doesn't need them for something. If he so chooses to help you out he has a very wonderful personality. However if he so chooses not to accept you as a client he is rude, arrogent, and and unprofessional. A simple timely response to an inquery regarding the possibility of securing his professional services would be professional. Obviously Mr. Kirsh has no concept of time. I can only assume that because he owns his own buisness and can set his own hours he is under the impression that the hours he chooses are the only ones that exist. However I would never recomend Mr. Kirsh to anyone. He is very knowelegable but I would no sooner go to him then I would buy a car from a dealer who would only give a "deal" on a car if another dealer offered you the "deal" price first. There are plenty of professional attorneys out there who are good with being compassionate peo... Read more

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    brynn16fa80

    Thu Aug 13 2009

    Livingproof, I don't understand why you would be confused about my review but I'm very confused about yours. You seem to be saying that you will continue to recommend Steven Kirsh to people because of your wonderful experiences but let's just say we follow your advice. How will that help us when he REFUSES to give us a consultation appointment without even meeting us or knowing anything about us?????? You can't get all that wonderful compassion from someone whe doesn't even think you are worth talking to even for an initial consultation. Didn't you read this in my review? You say we shouldn't judge Steven Kirsh. We didn't. We would like to adopt and he's an adoption attorney and we tried to make an appointment to see him like he claims can be done on his website. He would not let us make an appointment. You don't seem to mind for your "superman" Steven Kirsh to judge people. Why????????

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    livingproof14c_25f

    Tue Jun 23 2009

    I have known Steven and his Team for Years.....And on more than one occasion he has helped me place my child in the arms of wonderful parents... I cant stand to read such negative things about him and his team...I can see where people could mistake his knowledge for coldness..But he is not !! Steven is my superman and I call Him That everytime I talk to him..LOL wich is often He is always there for everyone he HELPS threw the diffucult decision of adoption.. He can be annoying at times with the way he drums the laws into your brain LOL,LOL I will give you that .... But never NOT ONCE has he nor his team not been there for me,my kids,the adoptive parents or the new born children....He represents.... I will always recommend Kirsh&Kirsh to anyone facing the tough decision of adoption...I have witnessed first hand .steven putting his OWN family and their plans on hold..To come and help me and my Family I have laughed and cried with the man I call Superman and i do call him that everytime ... Read more

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    brynn1195c56

    Wed Dec 10 2008

    I'm reading these glowing recommendations about Steven Kirsh from some people on this site and I would have to disagree even though I've never met the man. Here is my family's experience with Steven Kirsh. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and lost both ovaries three months before my wedding. We did an internet search looking for adoption attorneys and like some people say Kirsh & Kirsh appeared to be considered the best so that's why we contacted Kirsh & Kirsh. We read the website in the adoptive parent section and it said at the time to contact Kirsh & Kirsh for a CD and then adoptive parents could schedule a free consultation. We received the CD and my husband called to schedule the free consultation. We never heard from the office after that so my husband kept calling and leaving messages and finally only then did the great Steven Kirsh himself call to tell my husband that he did not want us as clients. Then Mr. Kirsh and my husband exchanged several e-mails and nowhere in Mr. K... Read more

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    jennifer131315_8e6c

    Sun Sep 28 2008

    Mr. Steven Kirsh:You helped me over 21 years ago when it came to giving up a child for adoption. I went 9 months and never told anyone until the day I had the baby, even my folks didn't know. You never judged me poorly and your care was for the child. I never felt as though you thought I was "bad" because I just turned 17 and had a baby. If you ever would like anyone to tell their story about how you helped and how, even though it was a hard decision, it was the right decsion, please let me know. I would like to be able to use my past to help someone who may have been scared like I was. Mr. Kirsh's caring made the difficult decision a little bit easier knowing that he cared about the baby and the baby's best interest. I can tell my story from both sides because I was also adopted.Thanks - Jennifer

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    monkd1f21e1

    Thu Jul 31 2008

    Last year we adopted our amazing beautiful son through Kirsh & Kirsh. We have nothing but great respect and gratefulness for Steve Kirsh and the team. Adoption is a very emotional and intricate process for all persons involved. Steve and his team were honest, clear and very caring every step of the way. Despite the time-zone difference we felt we could call on Kirsh any time for advice or guidance and to date they remain genuinely interested in how things are going. One doesn?t receive such widespread respect for the work one does if it?s not done with integrity and excellence as Steve Kirsh has over the past 25 years. We hope he continues to do so. I would recommend K&K to anyone in a heartbeat.

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    winslnurse1d85_09

    Tue Jul 29 2008

    I have had the privilege of knowing Mr. Kirsh and his staff for several years, and I cannot imagine anything less than caring compassion and professionalism from this office. I understand that adoption is an emotional trying time, communication can be difficult and hearing all the possibilities hard, but Kirsh and Kirsh have shown nothing in their history but a strong desire to do right by all. For anyone in need of their services in this trying time in your life, please please take the time to meet all of them and decide based on their personalitlies and their professionalism. I believe in this offic whole heartedly.

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    sting120711c69_f

    Sat Jul 26 2008

    We're sorry for DeeDee but we don't recognize her story at all. Without any doubt we would recommend Kirsh & Kirsh to our friends and family. We adopted a beautiful boy J. with the help from Kirsh & Kirsh. Steven Kirsh and everyone at the office are friendly, honest and are doing there utmost to help all parties involved. We still have a good relationship with J.?s birthmother. We share our thoughts and lifes with regular updates and pictures and we?re planning to meet each other soon. We are now in the process to adopt again. And off course again with Kirsh & Kirsh. It is an emotional rollercoaster but we are happy that everyone at Kirsh & Kirsh are our safety belt in this.

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    jakanl1e9614

    Fri Jul 25 2008

    We're adoptive parents of a beautiful baby boy. When we wanted to adopt a child, we looked for a well known agency we could to work with. After a few months of talking to people and making lots of phone calls and sending emails, we heard about Kirsh & Kirsh. All the adoptive parents we spoke to were happy about the way the people at K&K work. They don't only look out for our best interest, but also care about the birth mothers as well. That was a major difference compared to the offices we contacted before (where we sometimes got the awful feeling it was kind of a 'hunt for babies'). If a birthmom decided, before or after giving birth, to keep the baby, they didn't pressure her and told us it just wasn't ment to be. And for us that's the way it should be. That is the right of every birthmother. Our adoption went really well. Both we as our birthmom were treated with respect and kindness. We all felt that adoption isn't just work for the people at Kirsh and Kirsh. They really care. A... Read more

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    erikanl1b71f0

    Fri Jul 25 2008

    As an adoptive parent I have know Steven Kirsh as an well organised and honest person. We flew in to the USA and the birthmother did not wanted to sign. She made this decision after asking us to come. We respected her choice and flew back, as Steven Kirsh advised us to do. Steven respected the birthmothers wish, despite all the energy he took in her through talking, visiting etc. On Stevens advise we did not keep contact with the birthmother, besides telling her good luck with her beautiful baby. Two months later we adopted a beautiful girl, the birthmother was rejected by an other couple and Kirsh & Kirsh gave her lots op opportunities to make a new decision about keeping the baby or going to find an other couple. We are glad she choose us. We are still in contact with her. And after flying in from the Netherlands 2 years ago we met Steven Kirsh again and he helped aranging a meeting with the birthmother. We are very greatful for the way we have been treated and the way he treated t... Read more

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    rickanddoris16_a42b

    Wed Jul 23 2008

    We have a adopted twice using Kirsh and Kirsh both times. Steve and Joel both have answered our questions and were always forthright in their conversations and/or e-mails. I know that giving up your child must be one of the most difficult decisions a mother could ever make. We would not hesitate to recommend Kirsh and Kirsh to anyone that was looking to adopt or someone who needed to make adoption plans for their baby. .

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    proudmom19701e_9802

    Wed Jul 23 2008

    I cannot believe how some of you are treating that girl. If I had ever thought there was anytime within the days that followed after my son's birth that his first mother wanted him back, I would have given him back. If this girl wanted her baby back after two days, why was she not returned to her? I find his services questionable if he is refusing to return an infant to their mother mere days after placing. I don't care if what he did was legal. Morally, it's repulsive. And the adoptive parents should be ashamed of themselves. How is that girl going to feel when she finds out her mother wanted her back at 2 days old, but the people who raised her denied her that?

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    justjennyl140f_f5

    Wed Jul 23 2008

    College degree and own your own home? Thank you. This helps me to determine your age. In your blog postings you keep blaming your parents for "coercing" you, thus I assumed you were a child (a teenager). Now, I can assume you are an adult and as an adult it's time you grow up and take responsibility for the CHOICE YOU MADE. As an adult, you had every opportunity to tell your parents ?no?. You had every legal right to tell K&K to go away. Yes, you made this choice. We, birthmothers, all made our choice. No one forced our hand to the pen, nor the ink to the paper. If we change our mind after the fact...well, such is the consequence we must now live with. This is the harsh truth. Blaming the loving couple who will adopt your child for not understanding your change of heart 72 hours later is unfair as well. My goodness you have blamed everyone (your parents, K&K, the legal system). Who will it be tomorrow and when will you realize who holds the responsibility here? Could it be?cou... Read more

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    amandareed7728_194b26

    Tue Jul 22 2008

    I PLACED MY SON FOR ADOPTION ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO. KIRSCH AND KIRSCH WERE VERY HELPFUL, UNDERSTANDING AND CARING ALONG THE ENTIRE PROCESS. THIS DECISION WAS A VERY DIFFFICULT FOR ME. I HAD MANY QUESIONS, AND ANY TIME I NEEDED TO TALK DAY OR NIGHT THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMEONE TO ASK. I WAS TREATED WITH RESPECT AND CARE. THEY MADE SURE THE ADOPTION WAS RIGHT FOR ME AND WENT THE WAY THAT I WANTED IT TO GO. THEY ASSURED ME THAT IT WOULD ALWAYS BE MY DECISION AND AT ANY TIME I WANTED TO BACK OUT I COULD. THEY HELPED ME FIND THE PERFECT A-PARENTS FOR ME. I WAS VERY PICKY AND WENT THROUGH MANY PROFILES. BUT THEY KEPT SENDING THEM TO ME WITHOUT HESITATION. MY EXPERIENCE WITH THEM WAS A VERY POSITIVE ONE. FROM THE TIME I MET THEM I FELT AT EASE AND THAT I COULD TRUST THAT THINGS WOULD BE HANDLED WITH CARE. I THANK THEM FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. BECAUSE I KNOW MY SON IS IN GOOD HANDS. AND TO THIS DAY I CAN CALL THEM TO GET INFORMATION OR HELP. I HAVE WILL RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE IN NEE... Read more

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    adoptionadvoca_t3d2b2

    Mon Jul 21 2008

    Listen, I like Steve Kirsh and Joel Kirsh, they rock! They are totally super awesome guys, and are really nice!

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    lynn7815839f

    Mon Jul 21 2008

    Kirsh needs to quit covering for himeself. He needs to admit that it is all about the bottom dollar. All these so called "posetive" reviews are from people who have clearly no clue. Dee Dee has a right to her pain, she was ROBBED of her child! Answer the question, Kirsh! Why did you not return Dee Dee's baby when she said she did not want to proceed? The baby stealers that call themselves parents certainly did not bond with that baby in two friggin' days. That was still legally Dee Dee's child and you denied her that right! If the adoption was not final and it had only been 2 days, then YOU SHOULD HAVE RETURNED THAT BABY TO HER MOTHER, HER REAL MOTHER.

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    stevenkirsh1ec_26c

    Mon Jul 21 2008

    Obviously, DeeDee is hurting, but what she has said is absolutely not true. I have never coerced a woman into signing a consent to adoption -- nor would I. In fact, in recent years with a change in Indiana Law (which I recommended to the Indiana Legislature), we give nearly every birth mother, who signs a consent to adoption, the opportunity to confirm her consent before a judge. I always tell birth mothers that they have the absolute right not to sign a consent to adoption, but that if they choose to sign the consent, they will be held to that decision. I have walked away from more than one consent signing because a woman was not prepared to sign the consent. Additionally, over the years, I have had a number of women decide not to proceed with an adoption after the baby was born. That is their right. Those women do not receive an argument from me. The success that my brother, Joel, and I have experienced largely derives from referrals which we receive from both birth mothers and ... Read more

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    deedee4181de2e_a

    Mon Jul 21 2008

    I cannot add a reply so I added to my original one. Check it out. SJBoston, just because you haven't heard a first mother speak like I do doesn't mean that I am not one. I have never seen Russia but does that mean it doesn't exist? I received 2 emails--and only checked that account after I read the responses to my review-1 from an agency and 1 from Kirsh himself. It's too bad you didn't do your research-most mothers are coerced into making an adoption "decision." A coerced decision is not a decision at all. I was coerced by my parents-my dad taking me to a lawyer-my mom taking me to see Kirsh-my dad yelling at me to call Kirsh the moment I read a decent PAP profile-my mom telling me not to put my name in the paper for the birth-my dad standing over my hospital bed only a few hours after giving birth demanding that I call Kirsh to come "get it over with." I am not claiming Kirsh coerced me to sign. I'm questioning his ethics when I changed my mind, er, stood up for myself 2 days aft... Read more

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    adoptionprofes_s47dd7

    Mon Jul 21 2008

    I've recently read the reviews from DeeDee and Lynn. After DeeDee's first post I privately wrote her to offer grief counseling services (at no cost to her of course). A former client wrote her and recommended this to her as well. We have not heard from her. It appears that it may not be grief that is motivating her, which is disconcerting. Our agency has provided professional counseling services, including options counseling, to expectant women/couples and birth parents for well over a decade. K&K refer women and couples to us and we provide counseling and social services to the majority of women who are connected with prospective adoptive parents through their practice. Steve & Joel encourage all women to seek pre/post-placement counseling. They even have them review and sign a form titled "Why Counseling is Important." Women have the right to refuse counseling; it appears this is what DeeDee chose. Counseling is always available to every woman at no cost to her. I've personally b... Read more

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    sjboston1cf801

    Sun Jul 20 2008

    I feel terrible for any birthmother who does not have a support system but there are many options through Kirsh & Kirsh to establish a solid support system and deal not only with adoption issues but other issues you personally face as well. Laws are in place for a reason, they protect the child, the adoptive parents and the birthfamily. No, you cannot change your mind, even if it is only 72 hours after the fact. All of this is clearly outlined in the preliminary packet you receive and since it doesn't sound like you made this decision in the hosptial I will assume you had ample time to review and understand the laws and procedures. If a birthmother doesn't clearly understand the laws surrounding adoption it is because she isn't listening, not because they aren't told to her over and over and over. Ask any Kirsh birthmother and she will tell you the same thing. Steve Kirsh is a pioneer in adoption because he does it the right way. This is a choice but it should not be an impulsive choic... Read more

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    deedee4171f95b_f

    Sat Jul 05 2008

    I am a mother who had her child stolen by adoption. I say stolen because 2 days after I was coerced by my parents to sign relinquishment papers, the court (and Kirsh and Kirsh) wanted me to give my final consent. I sobbed hysterically and said NO, that I wanted my baby back, why did they have to take MY baby, etc. Steve Kirsh quickly told me that I couldn't do anything and that I wouldn't win because no birthmother has EVER gotten her baby back. The adoptive parents took her anyway, even though they knew this and had only known about my baby for 2 weeks; I for 9 months. What he and they did was absolutely CRIMINAL! This firm also advised me not to look up anything online about adoption before I surrendered my baby because it's all "propaganda," otherwise known as the TRUTH! How very sorry I am that I listened to them--I bought into the lies that I was doing the right thing for my baby so that Kirsh and Kirsh could earn $35-40,000 for her adoption. The adoptive parents get my be... Read more

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