Once an adoption is complete, our offerings transition to post-adoption services – with educational, counseling and support opportunities for birth parents, adoptive parents and the entire family.
For an adopted person searching for birth parents and for birth parents searching for their child(ren), Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS) serves as an intermediary for families. We walk you through this delicate process, obtaining permissions along the way. Whether you’re searching for genealogical, medical or other personal reasons, we’re ready to help you get started.
Adoption Search services are provided for a standard fee to cover the cost of time and resources, and are only available to individuals who began their adoption journey through NCHS.
To receive assistance with your search journey, please call us at 402.451.0787 or complete the form to the left.
Birth-Parent Support Group
Birth Parent Support Group is a place where birth parents can share, laugh, cry and receive encouragement, education and support. Our goal is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all birth parents who have made a voluntary adoption plan for their child. These meetings are held in different locations and times across the state.
Post-Adoption Services: Mental Health
Clinical Counseling Services are available through our Post-Adoption Services Center, housed at our Joshua Collingsworth Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Any family formed through adoption is eligible for these services.
In 2009, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and Nebraska Children’s Home Society joined together to create Right Turn. Our collaborative program provides help to families who have adopted or entered into a guardianship. It serves all Nebraska adoptive families – including international, domestic infant, private, step-parent and foster adoptive families. Call us at 888.667.2399.
Transracial Adoptees Support Group
This group offers a space for adults, who were adopted by parents of a different race than their own, to share their stories and experiences, learn about resources in their area, and connect with other adopted persons. This group is currently held at our Lincoln office and is facilitated by one of our Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioners, who is also certified through C.A.S.E. in Training for Adoption Competency.
Adoption Search Services
For those who began their adoption journey through Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS), we are required by law to serve as an intermediary. Our goal is to walk you through this complicated process, acquiring the necessary permissions and following the necessary steps along the way. Whether you’re searching for genealogical, medical or other personal reasons, we’re ready to help you get started. We love to hear reunion stories too!
This service is only available to individuals who made an adoption plan or were adopted through NCHS.
To receive assistance with your search journey, please complete this brief form.
If you’d prefer to give us a call, please contact Bobbi Richard, Post-Adoption Services Specialist, at 402.483.7879.