We Are Committed to Our Clients and Their Families
Our adoption attorneys are committed to doing everything we can to help couples who want to expand their families. If you have been considering adoption and want a lawyer who will guide you through the intricacies of adoption, our attorneys are here for you. We understand that every adoption situation is different and filled with emotions throughout the process. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you successfully complete your family with as little stress as possible.
We Will Be There to Support You
Our attorneys understand and share in your excitement to become a bigger family. Our services reach beyond simply filling out the requisite forms and answering your questions. We will explain all of the options you have for pursuing a family or private adoption, as well as:
- Help you decide which adoption option is most appropriate for your needs.
- Help you terminate any disassociated parent rights for grandparent or stepparent adoptions.
- Set up and complete all paperwork and requisite adoption forms.
- Help gather and review all requisite documentation.
- Arrange to support you in – and attend – all meetings required.
- Assist you in working through all necessary reviews and applications.
Johnson & Pekny, LLC will also guide you through any potential denials and roadblocks that may get in your way of your dream of adopting a child. All children deserve to grow up in a good home. When adoptive couples are willing to open their homes to a new child, it is a beautiful thing to be part of.
Nebraska Adoption Law
Nebraska law requires adopting parents to pass a home study and a self-study. A child placement agency conducts both studies before a child can be placed in the home. You will have to pass a National Criminal History Check. Additionally, you will need to provide references that can attest to the type of person you are. Before the court can enter a decree of adoption, the child must live with the new adopting parents for six months. Once the decree is entered, a new birth certificate for the child can be created with the adoptive parents’ names on it.
Lean On Us
The adoption process is often exhausting and emotional, and we understand how taxing it can be on people who are looking forward to having a child of their own. During this time, you can reach out to us with any questions you may have or if you just need to talk about the process and what to expect.
The attorneys at Johnson & Pekny, LLC are dedicated to working with:
- Adoptive parents
- Birth parents
- Relative adoptions
- Step-parent adoptions
- Interstate adoptions
Reasonable Attorney Fees for Adoption
Attorney fees for adoption depend upon a variety of factors. Our initial consultation will help you understand how our fee structure works, how we bill for our services, and generally what to expect to pay in the long run.
Contact Our Offices For Adoption Help
Our attorneys represent and advise clients in communities throughout Omaha, Papillion, Bellevue, Plattsmouth, and Blair. Please feel free to contact our office to schedule a consultation by calling (402) 298-8288.