Nebraska post-adoption support

Below are post-adoption support services available to families who live in Nebraska. Services may not be available in all areas and/or may be dependent upon the circumstances of the placement. Please check with your post-adoption services provider about the availability of specific post-adoption or guardianship support services for your family. You can also visit Child Welfare Information Gateway for information on Adoption and Guardianship Assistance, as well as additional information on post-adoption support

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Post-adoption/guardianship support services

In Nebraska, adoptive families have access to the following services through a post-adoption support program:

  • Child and youth assessments
  • Information (websites, fact sheets, articles, etc.) 
  • Referral to services
  • Training/other development
  • Birth family mediation and/or adoption search
  • Peer support for parents
  • Peer support for children/teens
  • Mentoring for parents
  • Mentoring for children/teens: Available in the Eastern and Southeastern service areas.
  • Case management
  • Educational support
  • Camps, retreats, events

The following services may be available as part of an adoption/guardianship subsidy agreement based on the needs of the individual child:

  • Respite care
  • Financial/material support
  • Community-based therapeutic services
  • In-home therapeutic services
  • Residential therapeutic services
  • Crisis intervention

Who is eligible for these services?

  • Families who have adopted from the state’s foster care system 
  • Families who have adopted from another state’s foster care system
  • Families who have adopted privately or internationally
  • Families who have guardianship of a child from foster care

Who provides these services?

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services contracts with Nebraska Children’s Home Society to provide Families Forever for adoptive and guardianship families support. 

Parent support groups

Below are support groups for adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Support groups may be offered as part of a state’s post-adoption/guardianship support program, through a statewide or regional foster or adoptive parent association, through specific agencies, or may be run independently. If we have additional information about the group’s purpose or the community served, it’s provided under the group’s contact information.

To add a group or make a suggestion, email the AdoptUSKids family support team.

Statewide association

Nebraska Foster & Adoptive Parent Association
877-257-0176

Parent groups

Catholic Charities
Location: Omaha

Child Saving Institute
Location: Omaha

Fost-Adopt Support Group
bdeweylicsw@gmail.com
Location: Lincoln

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.
Location: Omaha

Nebraska Children's Home Society
kanderson@nchs.org
Location: Omaha

Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
Location: Lincoln

Old Mill Counseling
oldmill@kdsi.net
Location: Grand Island

Right Turn Support Groups — Omaha, Lincoln, Scottsbluff, Gothenburg, Alliance
Facebook group
888-667-2399