Q: Can my 18 year old daughter be adopted by her step father? She has been asking for a few years.
Bio dad has not attempted to see her in over 5 years. Blocked her on social media. When she did try to ask him to allow it, he refused. He does pay his $375 a month but that's about all. She has a close relationship with her step father. She wants that stability. Because she's 18, can she do this without consent from bio dad?
A: In Nebraska a child is not an adult until the age of 19, but that may work to your advantage if you act prior to her becoming an adult. Get in touch with a good lawyer here on Justia and they should be able to help you.
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