Nebraska Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Nebraska
What to do when that pregnancy test comes back positive, and you were not expecting that result? Do you feel fearful or anxious? If so, it’s hard to know who or where to turn for help. You may turn to the baby’s father, your immediate family, or even your friends, and when you do, you may get a lot of very different opinions. This can cause you to feel more confused.
First, you want to be sure you fully understand your options. Then, you can reach out to a kind and non-judgmental Lifetime Adoption coordinator. Your coordinator explains each option in detail and provides you with the needed resources. Then, you can call, text, or fill out our online form, and Lifetime Adoption will provide the assistance you need.
What is the Adoption Process in Nebraska?
Lifetime Adoption has been helping expectant mothers in Nebraska learn about the adoption process for over three decades. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. An adoption coordinator will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide the necessary adoption information.
If you decide adoption is the right choice for you and your baby, check out the Lifetime adoptive family profiles. You can decide to talk with a family or a few families you think might be the right fit for you and your baby. Whether you want a family from Nebraska or another state, you are the one who gets to choose. You can pick a family with the values and lifestyle you would like your child to grow up in and a family that supports the type of contact you would like in the future. Did you know that adoption isn’t only for newborns? If you are parenting a toddler or older child and it is not a good situation for your child, Lifetime can help you create an adoption plan. A professional counselor will help create a transition plan and a healthy post-adoption contact agreement to benefit everyone involved in the adoption process.
One important part of your adoption journey will be your hospital plan. Don’t worry. Your adoption coordinator will help you create this by making a plan that will outline details such as who will be in the delivery room, who will hold the baby first, and other hospital details. This plan will let the hospital staff and adoptive family understand what your wishes are. You will also have legal representation provided at no cost. Your lawyer will make sure that you understand your rights and how adoption works legally.
Open Adoption in Nebraska
- What lifestyle traits or values are you looking for in a family?
- What kind and how much contact would you like in the future?
- How do you see your stay at the hospital going?
- Do you have pregnancy-related support or resources you need?
If parenting is not a great option for you, there is no more loving and courageous choice than adoption you can make for you and your baby. With modern adoption, you don’t have to say goodbye to your baby forever. Instead, you can get updates and pictures and even have visits with your child and the adoptive family. Many of our birth mothers have close and lasting relationships with their child’s adoptive families. Recently, a birth mother of ours was getting married, and she asked if her daughter could be there. She was not only there, but the adoptive parents were there as well, and the adoptive father even walked the bride down the aisle.
Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More
- Legal and attorney fees
- Medical costs related to your pregnancy
- Pregnancy-related living expenses
Nebraska Adoptive Families
The adoption profiles below will show you waiting adoptive parents of all types and backgrounds in Nebraska. When you browse these profiles, you can learn more about the families’:
- Home and neighborhood
- Values and religious beliefs
- Reasons for adopting
- And much more!
No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family in Nebraska, you deserve to find the perfect match. With waiting families from across the country, Lifetime Adoption provides more adoptive family profiles for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child.
Families Wanting to Adopt in Nebraska
Are you in Nebraska and thinking about adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to six? As one of the nationwide leaders in open adoption, Lifetime coordinators are here to walk with you on your adoption journey. Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been matching birth mothers and adoptive families for over three decades. A caring and experienced adoption coordinator is always there, and our coordinators make sure our birth mothers have all the support and resources they need.
Starting the Adoption Process
To get started, just fill out our short online application. There is no fee to apply, and completing the form does not obligate you to participate in any way. Once your application has been reviewed and pre-approved, a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will be in a touch to get your adoption journey started. The Lifetime membership site will be made available to you. It is full of information covering the entire adoption process. You will find information on creating a unique personal profile for birth mothers to view and articles, webinars and podcasts to help you navigate your adoption experience. Your Lifetime coordinator will also provide referrals in Nebraska for your home study and legal representation.
Mardie Caldwell founded Lifetime Adoption and the Lifetime program due to her experiences adopting her son. This program has now been successful for over three decades. Our coordinators will lead you through your adoption journey, so your adoption dreams come true.
Adoption Laws in Nebraska
In Nebraska, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.
In general, the written consent of the birth parents can be signed no sooner than 48 hours after the birth of the child.
A home study is required in Nebraska as it is in every other state before the finalization of the adoption. Nebraska’s legal requirements may vary depending on each adoption’s facts. Depend on your Nebraska adoption attorney to make sure all legal requirements are followed.
Nebraska Home Studies
With a home study, be prepared to provide the following:
- Visits to your home
- Interviews with all the adoptive parents, their children, and other persons living in the home
- A self-study document completed by the applicants
- References from three people
- Background checks with the Adult Protective Services Central Registry and the Central Registry of Child Protection Cases
- A criminal records check
- A medical summary from adoptive parent’s doctors and for each family member
Whether you are hoping to adopt or are a parent considering placing your child for adoption, Lifetime Adoption looks forward to working with you and providing the information and support you need for successful adoption.
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