Welcome to Right Turn!
Statewide support for Nebraska's adoptive and guardianship families.
We are here to help and support families who have adopted a child or entered into a guardianship in Nebraska.
Eligibility includes international, domestic, step-parent and adoption from foster care along with guardianship from foster care. Right Turn® is located in 8 offices across the state of Nebraska - we can help make a difference in the lives of parents and their children.
Our website contains a variety of resources. Feel free to take a look around.
You never know what you might find when you make the Right Turn®
Current Events at Right Turn®
** Lincoln Support Group has Changed Location**
The Lincoln support group will now be held at Christ United Methodist Church located at 4530 A St, Lincoln, NE. This change is effective for the February support group. Group will be held in the lower part of the church. Staff will be available to assist you in finding our new meeting rooms.
OMAHA High School Teen Group
Only a few spots left! Registration is OPEN. This is a group for adopted youth who are 15-18 years old. This opportunity is designed to provide youth a platform to share, explore and gain insight into the challenges that may arise within the circle of adoption. Meets in Omaha for 8 weeks starting March 19, 2018.
Round Table Discussion: Enhancing Post Permanency Services in the Western Service Region
Right Turn round tables coming to McCook, North Platte and Gering. Stakeholders from the region are invited to attend this opportunity to discuss struggles and solutions t some of the larger issues facing Nebraska's adoptive families.
Meal provided. Registration required.
Preserving Cultural Connections for Transcultural and Transracial Families - Lincoln
with Christine Bowlby, LMHP, RPT and Mark Bryant, BS
Culture connects us to people who share in our values, beliefs and ideas. Often our culture determines how we process feelings, celebrate, eat, mourn, communicate and parent our children. Adoptive parents often build their families with children who are of a different race or ethnicity and who may share in or celebrate another culture. Intertwining a child’s culture and racial identity into their home is an essential step to creating a sense of belonging and positive self image. When children are able to see parts of themselves in their surroundings they can begin to feel like they belong. This training is in interactive training for parents who are parenting children of another culture or race. The training will focus on understanding the impact of race and culture as a tool to ensuring children feel a sense of belonging, challenges parents may have in understanding culture and incorporating a child’s culture into their home, and developing strategies to assist parents in overcoming these challenges.