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Welcome to Right Turn!

Statewide support for Nebraska's adoptive and guardianship families.

Right Turn® is 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. 
Help is just around the corner. Make the Right Turn® 

Current Events at Right Turn®

 New Support Groups

North Platte support group meets over the lunch hour from 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm on the first Thursday of every month at Nebraska Children’s Home Society 121 N Dewey Suite 206 North Platte. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and join other parents for support and conversation. 

Kearney support group begins September 18th. This group will meet from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Kearney Public Library 2020 1st Ave, Kearney, NE. Watch our calendar for additional dates in October and November.  

Coming soon! Support group in Grand Island. Keep an eye out for more details. 

New Teen Support Groups

Teen Support Group is for Adopted Teens ages 14 to 18 and will be held on the second Monday of each month. Teen Support Group is an open forum, for Adopted Teens, to share and connect with other Adopted Teens.  Each teen participant and a guardian will need to complete a 1 hour orientation assessment before the teen can attend their first  meeting. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an orientation assessment, please contact Jacey Stephens

TAC is coming to Norfolk!

TAC (Training for Adoption Compatency) will begin in Norfolk in September 2018. 

The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) developed TAC based on its extensive experience in providing pre– and post-adoption counseling and educational services to families, educators, child welfare staff, and mental health providers. Find out more HERE

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Thank you Scottsbluff, North Platte, McCook, Kearney and Grand Island for all the great input and ideas on creating even better supports for Nebraska’s adoption community. We have received so much great feed back and it is appreciated. Implementation has already started for some of the ideas that we heard and still others are already in the planning stages. Keep watching for new trainings (Kinship Adoption) and support groups in new areas (North Platte and Kearney).
We can’t wait to hear what ideas the rest of the state has to offer. Norfolk, Columbus and South Sioux City are next on our list. But don’t worry, we want to hear from all of you. 

Adopted Teen Group- Omaha

Monday, April 16, 2018
6:00 pm7:30 pm
Nebraska Children's Home Society 4939 South 118th Street Omaha, NE 68137

This is a group for adopted youth who are 15-18 years old.
This group is designed to provide the opportunity for youth to share, explore and gain insight into the challenges that may arise within the circle of adoption.
Building identity has a lot to do with where you came from, who you look like, and how you got to be where you are right now. Piecing together these parts of you that make you who you are is an important part of teen life. Whether you want to meet others in similar situations or get to know yourself better, this is the place for you.
The goal of this group is to help youth identify and process emotions; normalize past experiences and create a harmonious balance of one’s self and their environment.
All youth being considered for the group must attend a pre-assessment interview that will include at least one of their parents. The purpose of this assessment meeting is to explain the goals and purpose of the group and review the group outline. At this time we will discuss what the family hopes to take out of the group. We will also prepare the entire family of the intensity of emotion that may arise after attending this group.



Right Turn® is a collaboration between Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska & Nebraska Children’s Home Society.