Stepparent Adoptions Made Easy

We specialize in helping those who already get all the hugs and kisses receive the legal status they deserve.
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“We chose to do a stepparent adoption, Ms. Bundy…was the third attorney that I have retained for this same purpose and is the only attorney who was able to get us to where we are today.”

- Shawri

“We had spent $10,000+ and gone through 3 different lawyers who promised they could get our stepparent adoption done but didn’t. Lucrece moved quickly and had my stepparent adoption finalized in about 4 months!!!”

- Amanda

“My husband & I recently worked with Lucrece for a stepparent adoption and Lucrece exceeded our already high expectations. She is extremely knowledgeable, & made the process as quick & easy on us as possible.”

- Kristin

Why Stepparent Adoption?

Because it represents more than just a “piece of paper”


Have peace of mind knowing that your child’s future is secure if something should happen to you.


Give your spouse the gift of legal recognition for who they already are – a loving parent.


Build a stronger family bond and identity where everyone shares the same last name.

As a licensed Adoption Attorney in Nebraska and lowa, I have finalized over 100 adoptions. I’m interested in your family and how I can help.

Lucrece H.Bundy,esq.

Step 1

Schedule a free consultation and tell me your story.

Step 2

Receive your family’s personalized adoption plan.

Step 3

Finalize the adoption and strengthen your family legally.

Frequently Asked Questions about Stepparent Adoption

It can take anywhere from a couple of months to over a year for a stepparent adoption to be finalized depending on the circumstances of your specific situation.

To start your stepparent adoption in Nebraska, you will need:

  • Marriage: The stepparent must be married to his/her stepchild’s biological parent.
  • Residence: The stepchild must have been living with the stepparent for at least 6 months before the stepparent adoption can start.
  • Consents: If you want to adopt your stepchild, both your spouse and the other biological parent have to agree to it. The law does grants some exceptions to getting the consent of the absent biological parent.

On average, a stepparent adoption in Nebraska can cost anywhere from $3,000 to over $5,000 depending on the complexity of your specific situation. Schedule a free consultation with our law office to find out how much yours will cost. 

Yes! In Nebraska, the law allows for the adoption of your adult stepchild. So if you never got around to adopting your stepchild for one reason or another, it is not too late to start the process. Call us to get started today.

There are a lot of situations in which the non-custodial biological parent may not agree to a stepparent adoption. The law provides a mechanism to proceed with stepparent adoptions without the non-custodial absent biological parent but they are very complex.  Schedule a free consult with our law office to find out what to expect for your specific situation.

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Trudy WTrudy W
16:55 09 Aug 23
I choose Lucrece Bundy to handle my adoption case. She made the process easy, explained everything clearly and communicated with me throughout the process! I would recommend Lucrece to anyone needing to adopt as my experience was so great with her! She is always willing to answer any questions you have and is very compassionate and supportive!
Amanda RumelhartAmanda Rumelhart
15:17 01 Jul 23
Dealing with Bundy Law has been a great experience. She was quick with responses or questions I had pertaining to my case. I would recommend her for your legal needs.
Sherrie SlateSherrie Slate
21:36 26 Jun 23
I hired Bundy Law for two guardianship transfers.I chose Bundy Law because when I was calling around for information on this type of case, she was informative and was kind when I asked questions. She was straight forward and made the process easy.Working with Lucrece Bundy was easy, and I felt confident that she was aware of the legalities of our situation. She was responsive and showed such professionalism.I would highly recommend Lucrece Bundy for your guardianship needs. She was fast, responsive and responded to what was a bit of an emergency situation for us.
Laura RuweLaura Ruwe
16:05 26 Jun 23
We hired Bundy Law for international re adoption case for our daughter.We chose Bundy Law because we have worked with her in the past and loved working with her. Working with Lucrece Bundy was easy, professional and personal.We would highly recommend Lucrece Bundy for your adoption cases! What a joy it was to have her organizational skills to make our case easy and straightforward.
Kayla KohlKayla Kohl
15:21 17 May 23
I hired Bundy Law for the adoption of our daughter.I chose Bundy Law because of her personal and professional experience with adoption.Working with Lucrece Bundy was so easy! We were able to have all questions answered within the same day.I would highly recommend Lucrece Bundy for your adoption journey!
Patrick WagmanPatrick Wagman
14:16 17 May 23
I hired Bundy Law to establish guardianship for two autistic adults.I initially reached out to Bundy Law after a web search, however I chose Bundy Law because I was impressed with her knowledge and professionalism during our initial phone consultation.Working with Lucrece Bundy was fairly easy for dealing with a legal matter we had attempted before and gave up. She did an excellent job helping us to understand the process anf the paperwork required. She kept us informed as we got closer to the court date and helped through the court appearance and in understanding what was happening and required.I would highly recommend Lucrece Bundy for your guardianship/conservatorship cases and plan to hire her again in the future.
Mike GritzMike Gritz
13:22 17 May 23
My wife and I hired Bundy Law for the adoption of our son. We chose Bundy Law because of their reputation and specialization in handling adoption cases. Working with Lucrece Bundy was an exceptional experience. From our initial consultation to the finalization of the adoption, Lucrece displayed a high level of knowledge, compassion, and dedication. She guided us through every step of the adoption process, ensuring that all the necessary legal procedures were followed meticulously. She took the time to understand our unique circumstances, listened to our concerns, and provided clear explanations of the legal requirements and implications involved in the adoption. What set Lucrece Bundy apart was her genuine care for our family. She approached the adoption process with sensitivity and understanding, making sure that our family's best interests were at the forefront of every decision. Lucrece's compassion and warmth made the entire experience less stressful, and we felt supported and reassured during what could have been an overwhelming process. I highly recommend Lucrece Bundy for her expertise, compassion, and unwavering commitment. She is the perfect choice for this life-changing journey.
Kevin ShaferKevin Shafer
17:50 07 Jan 22
Bundy Law made our step-parent adoption a quick and painless process. She explained every step along the way and answered all of our questions. Would absolutely use again for our family needs.
Tricia MyreTricia Myre
02:29 25 Nov 21
Lucrece was amazing when helping us complete our ICPC adoption. She is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. She also helped us navigate through a tedious situation with an out of state lawyer who gave us extremely poor legal advice. My husband and I would definitely recommend Lucrece to anyone needing this type of legal counsel.
Brooke DavisBrooke Davis
02:19 27 Sep 21
After doing an extensive search for an attorney to complete our step-parent adoption, we decided Lucrece Bundy was the best fit for us. Her professionalism, knowledge and experience in family law won us over. Throughout our entire adoption process, we were never hit with any surprises. Everything happened as she explained it would in our initial consultation. An additional attorney assigned to our case spoke highly of her as well and acknowledged how well versed she was with the process. We would highly recommend Lucrece for anyone seeking adoption representation.
Oscar VasquezOscar Vasquez
01:19 26 Sep 21
Awesome experience. From the very beginning Lucrece explained the whole process in a way that it was easy to understand and follow. Due to covid and the nature of the process it did take a little bit of time. Overall I am very satisfied with her service and I highly recommend Bundy Law LLC to anyone who is looking to adopt.
Zach SayreZach Sayre
15:46 23 Sep 21
We hired Ms. Bundy to work on our case- she was clear & concise in explaining the process and details of the legal process involved, willing to answer our questions, and accomplished our goal without issue. I would highly recommend her legal services.

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I am so happy with my choice of Lucrece Bundy. She made our adoption memorable and this happy moment was a blessing with her assistance and expertise.
– Heather