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All children deserve to grow up in a good home. When a child cannot be returned to his or her original family, adoption becomes the goal.

The goal of adoption is to provide a child with a family for the rest of their life. Adoption is the means of transferring to a child and parents all the legal rights that they would have if that child had been born to them.

The value of adoption is that it provides a child with the basic needs: legal status, social status, and a family of their own.


Who should I contact for more information?
If you and your family believe you would like to learn more about adopting a child with special needs you are to call 1-800-7PARENT (1-800-772-7368).  To discuss another adoption issue, you may contact the adoption specialist at (402) 471-9254. 

View a list ofNebraska Licensed Private Adoption Agencies.

QUICK LINKS

Adoption - A Guide for Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Families

Non-recurring Subsidy

Subsidized Guardianship

DHHS Home Study Template

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