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
What do people say to your kids about adoption?
Do your kids know how to W.I.S.E. Up! their friends, peers and neighbors about ADOPTION?
What is Wise Up?
WISE Up is a curriculum developed by the Center for Adoption Support and Education which is designed to empower children and their families in their own world.
WISE Up is a program that teaches tools for handling comments and questions about adoption.
WISE Up gives children and parents the power to choose how to talk about adoption with others.
WISE Up is a curriculum of C.A.S.E. which means Right Turn is bound by their requirements.
Who should attend WISE Up?
WISE Up is for adopted children attending 1st — 6th grades and their parents.
Children need W.I.S.E. Up! when they begin to be asked questions about adoption and their adoption story.
Birth children and foster children should not attend.
Why should my family attend WISE Up?
This tool is important when children begin to hear that others are noticing some differences about how their family was formed.
*Parents do need to attend with their children.
*Dinner will be served.