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.
with Christine Bowlby, LMHP, RPT, and Megan Harwager, BS
If there is one thing that is almost guaranteed in parenting, it is that children will have questions. Questions about where babies come from, who they look like, why some people look different from others and many more. This is also true for adopted children; however their story is different from most of their peers. Every child deserves to know where he or she came from and his or her own story. Life books are a tool for helping a child gain a better understanding of how their past connects with the present, telling the child’s life story. The training focuses on the importance and purpose of life books, a best practice tool used to bring parents and children closer together. Life books guide difficult conversations about a child’s trauma and loss history and adoption. Parents will learn about the process of creating a life book with their child and gain helpful ideas about what to include and how to move forward with their child’s life book.