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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. 

Kinship Adoption - North Platte

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
11:30 am1:00 pm
Nebraska Children’s Home Society / 121 N Dewey Suite 206, North Platte, NE 69101

At first look it might seem that adopting a child known to you would be simple. Many of the relationship steps have already been accomplished such as learning one another’s personality, interests and history. However, kinship adoption also comes with its own set of questions and challenges. What is our new relationship supposed to look like? How do you transition into the role of parent when you have been the aunt, grand parent or neighbor for so long? Maneuvering through complicated familiar relationships involving adoption can be tricky. Maintaining healthy boundaries is so important when dealing with all the emotions you might experiences, from loss and guilt to joy and comfort and all those feelings in between. Taking care of you is also a crucial component for success. Come join us for the opportunity to discover new techniques for you and your family!



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