Omaha, NE asked in Adoption and Family Law for Nebraska

Q: How hard is it to adopt my sisters children living in different states?

My sister reached out to me about adopting her two children. She is unfit to care for them no job, different homes, alcohol abuse, and has been sexual abuse from one father. He has a restrainging order against his child. The other childs father wants nothing to do with him niether father pays child support. If she is wanting to give us custody how hard will this be in court to gain custody? Since she is wanting us to take custody will the judge grant it to us with out a doubt?

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Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: If there is no involvement from child protective services or a similar organization and no one is objecting to the adoption, then it is generally just a matter of completing the paperwork and the formalities for the adoption to go through.

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