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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®


 New Support Groups

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. 


New Teen Support Groups

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. 

Talking to Your Child About Adoption: The Do's and Don'ts - Lincoln

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
11:30 am1:00 pm
Nebraska Children's Home Society | 4700 Valley Road | Lincoln, NE 68510

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.

CONTACT US

888.667.2399

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

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