Adopting a child is a beautiful way to build a family and provide love, stability,
Why you should do a step parent adoption? Why even bother if your family is doing well? You haven't heard from the absent parent in years. There's no contact. Everything is fine. Why should you bother going through the process of doing a stepparent adoption? Well, the very first reason why is because it brings legal security to your family. And what I mean by that is that right now that stepparent has absolutely no legal say over that child.…Read More
If you have gotten serious about the adoption process, you probably already know about the home study. This crucial process can take months to complete and involves detailed gathering of information about you, your family, and your home life. A home study conducted through a…Read More
Do you wonder whether having an adoption attorney is really necessary? After all, you may already have a caseworker through an adoption agency and a counselor helping you process this decision.
A legal aide can be invaluable through the process. Your adoption attorney is another team member on your side whose role is to ensure that your rights are protected, no matter what choice you ultimately make after your child is born.
Here is what I would…Read More
A lot of families I talk to are shocked when they hear about the price of adoption, but what they don’t realize is that they don’t have to go at it alone. In this blog post, I want to show how you can get help…Read More
As you are embarking on your domestic private adoption journey, here is my word of caution:
Make sure the agency you're working with, or the biological mother's attorney has identified every possible biological father that the child could have.
Figuring out how to do a domestic adoption of a newborn baby can be overwhelming with all the information that's available now through research.
As an adoption attorney, I am a part of adoptions of babies regularly and have learned a lot along the way.
A lot of…Read More
You’re almost there! What’s adoption day like in court? We will take you through the process of what happens on this special day to confirm your adoption.
Adoption day in the courtroom is the same whether it is an international adoption, a step-parent adoption, the domestic adoption of a newborn, a foster care adoption, or even an adult adoption. All these processes will have the same criteria in the courtroom. For the…Read More
Can an adoption without parental consent be completed in Nebraska? To be more specific, can a stepparent adoption be done in Nebraska without the absent parent’s (usually the biological father) consent? The answer is a big MAYBE. Each case is so different that it is impossible to answer this question without knowing the facts of each stepparent adoption case. Here are two very general examples:
Example 1 - Biological father is not on the birth certificate. However,…Read More
I had a situation a while back where a 50 year old man wanted to do just that. He wanted to adopt his adult daughter. Why did he want to do the adoption? Well, her legal father had renounced her as his daughter because a DNA…Read More