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!
Talking to Your Child About Adoption: The Do's and Don'ts - Kearney
with Christine Bowlby, LMHP, RPT
Many parents have reservations when it comes to talking to their children about adoption. They are unsure what age to begin talking about adoption, what information is appropriate to share, and how to answer their child’s difficult questions. Topics that arise may be uncomfortable and parents sometimes fear they may say the wrong thing and somehow hurt their child. Whether a child was adopted as an infant or as an older child or adolescent, adoption is a part of the child and a part of the family. Adoption impacts how the adopted person views the world, how the world views them, their sense of self, and current and future intimate relationships. Learn what the history of adoption has taught us through honesty and openness and help your child build a foundation for a strong adoption identity.