Family Support Services
An unplanned pregnancy brings with it many emotions. You have decisions to make, and we’re here to help you sort through your options. You can count on Nebraska Children’s Home Society to provide free and confidential pregnancy counseling for you and your family. We’ll be here every step of the way — before, during and after the birth of your child.
Peace of mind begins with a phone call. To speak with a specialist now, call 877.420.4747.
You have choices, we are here to support you in making the decision you think is best.
Our team has a combined 85 years of experience working with moms and dads to assist them in planning for themselves and for their child. Our specialists will provide you with information on the option of parenting your child and the option of adoption. We will help you determine what your current needs are as an expectant parent and connect you to resources in your community.
We listen attentively to your feelings, related to this overwhelming experience, and help you process those feelings. We will ask you about your future and what future you envision for your child.
Our goal is to help you put a plan in place that you feel confident about, one that is in the best interests of both you and your child.
To get help now, call 877.470.4747 or click “request more info” to the left to send us an email.
Temporary Newborn Care
Planning for your future and your child’s future takes time. You may not have all the pieces to your plan in place by the time your child arrives. Our Temporary Newborn Care homes, situated across the state, are available for your child while you make arrangements, with the support of one of our Specialists, to bring your child home or work on making an adoption plan.
If you are interested in becoming a Temporary Newborn Care provider, please contact Briana Woodside at firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements for Providers
- Newborn Care Providers must go through a home study process with NCHS. There is no guarantee of approval. The home study consists of training, multiple in-person meetings with our specialists, completion of background checks, and a visit to the family’s home. The home study must be updated annually.
- Providers care for an infant for a few days up to a few weeks while the child’s parents actively work on a plan for them
- The child cannot go to childcare during this time period
- Providers transport the infant to medical appointments or get-togethers with the parents so they are able to spend time with their child
- Providers must comply with confidentiality guidelines
- A stay at home parent is helpful
- CPR/First Aid training is required
- Once a child is in the home, the Provider will need to be in regular communication with NCHS and NCHS will regularly visit the child in the Provider’s home.
- Newborn Care Providers will not be considered as a permanency option if a plan for adoption is being made by the child’s biological parents.