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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®

Events and Activities:

  • Middle School Youth Group registration is now open. This is a group for adopted youth who are 11-14 years old. The group is designed to provide the opportunity for youth to share, explore and gain insight into the challenges that may arise within the circle of adoption.
  • Watch your e-mail for our latest newsletter. Don't receive our e-mails? Join our mailing list!
  • You can register for up coming training and support groups on our Training & Event Calendar. Feel free to browse our available training list and let us know if there is anything that interests you.
  • We are in process of scheduling fun family activities across the state. Keep checking back! You will not want to miss these opportunities!             


What's new?

  • At Right Turn®  we strive to provide the best resources for you and your family. In an effort to make resources more accessible we are making some changes to our website. Some pages have been moved, edited or may have a different title. If you are unable to find a page, feel free to reach out to us at and we will be happy to guide you in the right direction. 
  • Check out the new Resource Library! Our website now contains a searchable resource section to help you get connected with the right resources for you! Find a variety of informative articles, website links, services and recommended readings, all at your fingertips. You can search by key word or simply browse by category. 

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

Monday, March 12, 2018
11:30 am1:00 pm
4939 South 118th Street Omaha, NE 68137 Nebraska Children’s Home Society

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.



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