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®
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.
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.
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.