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 for services includes families formed through international, domestic, step-parent, and foster care adoption 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 anywhere within the state of Nebraska. Services are also available to families who adopted in Nebraska but have since moved out of state. If you have questions regarding eligibility don't hesitate to give us a call at 888.667.2399
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®
At Right Turn® we believe families should have fun together.
Through laughter and play, families are able to create lasting memories and strengthen the bonds between parent and child. We have many amazing events scheduled across the state! Just click the images to find out more information on events happening near you.
Two new groups for adopted youth
Adolescence is a tough time for many youths. The complexity of adoption-related issues can magnify this difficulty. That is why Right Turn now offers groups specifically for youth during these difficult years.
Our 8-week group for youth age 14-18 is kicking off in Lincoln on September 17th. Our 6-week group for youth age 10-13 will launch on October 1st. Space is limited so be sure to register early.
It's Back to School Time!
Did you know Right Turn can help with advocacy and support in school-related issues?
Call us at 888-667-2399 before your IEP meeting to get started on your back to school plan.
For additional Special Education and school planning resources click here.
Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) is coming to Norfolk!
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
with Mark Bryant, BSBA
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.