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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. 

Family Events:

Right Turn Family Picnic June 18, 2018 at Camp Carol Joy Holling in Ashland, NE

 A Day at Riverside Discovery Center August 4, 2018 in Scottsbluff, NE

Family Challenge Day August 11, 2018 at Camp Cosmo in Grand Island, NE

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 to some of the larger issues facing Nebraska's adoptive families.

McCook April 23, 2018

North Platte April 24, 2018

Gering April 25, 2018

Meal provided. Registration required. 

Preserving Cultural Connections for Transcultural and Transracial Families - Lincoln

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
11:30 am1:00 pm
Nebraska Children's Home Society | 4700 Valley Road | Lincoln, NE 68510

with Christine Bowlby, LMHP, RPT and Mark Bryant, BS

Culture connects us to people who share in our values, beliefs and ideas. Often our culture determines how we process feelings, celebrate, eat, mourn, communicate and parent our children. Adoptive parents often build their families with children who are of a different race or ethnicity and who may share in or celebrate another culture. Intertwining a child’s culture and racial identity into their home is an essential step to creating a sense of belonging and positive self image. When children are able to see parts of themselves in their surroundings they can begin to feel like they belong. This training is in interactive training for parents who are parenting children of another culture or race. The training will focus on understanding the impact of race and culture as a tool to ensuring children feel a sense of belonging, challenges parents may have in understanding culture and incorporating a child’s culture into their home, and developing strategies to assist parents in overcoming these challenges.



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