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November 16, 2011

Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287

Adoption Makes a Positive Difference

November is National Adoption Month
Lincoln – Right now in Nebraska, there are 266 children who are state wards and free for adoption and needing adoptive homes.

“Each of these children deserves and wants to have a loving family to call their own,” said Scot Adams, interim director for the Division of Children and Family Services in the Department of Health and Human Services. “Could this be the right time for your family to consider adopting a child?”

Many of the youth who free for adoption and looking for a loving family are older, siblings who want to stay together, or have special needs. To learn more about adopting a child with special needs, call 1-800-7PARENT (1-800-772-7368).

“Adoptive families can come in all forms You don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect parent for a child who wants a forever family,” Adams said.

Adams thanked the generous, caring people who have already opened their hearts and homes through adoption.

The DHHS website includes pictures and personal information about some of the children who are state wards and want adoptive families at For example:
  • Sara is a very imaginative, energetic little girl.
  • Kimberlee is caring, friendly, and has a great sense of humor.
  • Jacquelynn is a sweet girl and fun to be around.
  • Cody is a sweet, loveable and intelligent child.
  • Jeremy is a good-hearted kid who likes meeting new people.
  • Preston has a very adventurous personality and enjoys participating in many different activities.