Resources for Post-Adoption Related Issues

Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) is dedicated to improving access to behavioral health care across the state of Nebraska by developing a skilled and passionate workforce. Click here to learn more about BHECN.

Adoption and Foster Care Lifebooks fill in the child’s history gap with words, artwork, and photos, if available.  Click here to learn more about lifebooks.

Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) offers mental health services and educational resources for all members of the adoption and foster community. They are committed to nurturing, inspiring and empowering children, teens, their families and the professionals who support them. Click here to learn more about C.A.S.E.

The Donaldson Adoption Institute plays a vital role in driving adoption reform, addressing critical issues such as the importance of access to original birth certificates and the need for quality post-adoption services. They also created practicums for parents and professionals on issues related to adoption preparation, openness in adoption, and identity development, to name a few. Click here to learn more about the Donaldson Adoption Institute.

This page allows Nebraska adoptive parents to connect with one another and share resources, information, ideas, and support. Click here to request permission to be added to the group.

The Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Parent Association’s mission is to empower, support, and advocate for Nebraska families by promoting safety, permanency, and well-being of our children. Click here to learn more about the Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Family Association.

Consider NACAC your go-to source for advice on parenting children in adoption and foster care,  information on adoption assistance and the US adoption tax credit, enhancing adoption practice, training for parents and professionals, and more. NACAC supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family. Click here to learn more about NACAC and the Nebraska State Adoption Assistance Program.

Adoption is a lifelong journey that affects an adopted persons understanding of their world.  It is important for families to explore how adoption impacts children and young people throughout their lives. This training will explore Silverstein and Roszia’s 7 Core Issues of Adoption and common issues adopted persons and their families face throughout their life.  Parents will also receive tools for walking through and supporting their children through the life cycle of adoption. Click here to learn more.

Adoptive parents often build their families with children who are of a different race or ethnicity and who may share in or celebrate another culture.  Intertwining a child’s culture and racial identity into their home is an essential step to creating a sense of belonging and positive self-image. This is an interactive training for parents who are parenting children from another culture or race. Click here to learn more.

Many parents have reservations when it comes to talking to their children about adoption. Adoption impacts how the adopted person views the world, how the world views them, their sense of self, and current and future intimate relationships.  Learn what the history of adoption has taught us through honesty and openness and help your child build a foundation for a strong adoption identity. Click here to learn more.

Maintaining connections with your child’s previous and important relationships is often challenging and complex.  Years of research and adopted persons themselves tell us that this is imperative to healthy adoptee identity development.  This training will explore the complex dynamics that often accompany the relationship between adoptive and birth parents as well as the continuum of openness.

Adolescence is a critical age in which young people are trying to figure out who they are and where their life is headed. Adopted adolescents face these normal challenges with an added layer of complexity. his training is geared toward helping parents understand how normal adolescent development and adoption issues fit together and play out for adopted teens and their families.

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