Omaha Adoption Lawyers

Compassionate Adoption Assistance for Your Growing Family

There are few things in life more beautiful and rewarding than adopting a child. Your decision to welcome a new family member into your home should be a joyful process, not one that makes you feel overwhelmed and stressed. At Burnett Wilson Law, our Omaha adoption attorneys can act as your advocates throughout the adoption process, and offer you the right legal assistance when you need it most.

Contact us at (402) 810-8611 today and let our family help yours grow. We have decades of combined experience in sensitive family law matters!

Legal Adoption Requirements in Nebraska

No matter where you currently stand in the adoption process, we can help you navigate any legal issues and challenges that arise. According to Nebraska state statutes, any adult can choose to adopt a child who is still a minor, but if the child is over 14 years of age, you will need to make sure you have the child’s consent first. A married couple must also decide to jointly adopt a child, provided that one of them is not already the parent.

Once you’ve formally started the adoption process, all prospective parents of minor children must complete what is called a “home residency” or home study for at least 6 months, to ensure that you are ready to take on this responsibility. This will include multiple interviews with social workers, criminal and standard background checks, reference reviews, and home inspections. You will also need to finish the 27-hour long state PRIDE training program, which is offered through the Department of Health and Human Services.

While your specific requirements can vary depending on the adoption agency you choose, you must meet the following criteria in order to complete an adoption:

  • Follow all Nebraska statutory procedures prior to and after adoption
  • Demonstrate that joining your family will be in the child’s best interest
  • Show that you and/or your partner are legally entitled to adopt
  • Identify a child that is eligible for adoption

Discover how we can help with your future adoption by contacting us today!

Attentive and Caring Adoption Services

At Burnett Wilson Law, our Omaha family law attorneys are committed to collaborating with our clients, and serving as their voice in any legal proceedings. We know that adoption can be a complex process that may take months or even years to complete, so we strive to make prospective parents feel at ease throughout their unique adoption journey. Because we believe every child deserves to find a loving family, you can rest assured that we’ll stand by your side and work to make your dream a reality.

Families We've Helped

  • “David Thompson with Burnett Wilson Law guided us professionally and kindly. He has consistently shown compassion and caring for our family’s well-being.”

    - Greg J.
  • “They were educational, patient, personable and extremely professional!”

    - Shirley C.
  • “They treated us with the utmost respect and professionalism and made a difficult situation easier for us than I expected. I would recommend them for estate planning, and will be using them for my wife and I when we set ours up.”

    - Former Client

What Makes Us Different?

  • Trustworthy

    Backed by decades of experience, we can be trusted to represent your case. Our comprehensive services cover everything you need to successfully settle your legal matter.

  • Respectful

    At Burnett Wilson Law, you’re family. We know this is a difficult time for you and you’re family, and we’re here to help you get through it as smoothly as possible.

  • Approachable

    We are united in our mission to help people overcome legal challenges, and we do so with a level of integrity and respect that can’t be found at just any law firm.

  • Compassionate

    Our compassion for people extends to our personal clients as well as the local community. In addition to our legal work, we serve on civic boards and charitable foundations.

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