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. This includes international, domestic, foster care and step-parent adoption along with foster care guardianship. 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 provides ways for you to learn more and get involved. Thanks for visiting!
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.