The Nebraska Children's Home Society was founded in 1893 by Dr. E.P. Quivey. It became affiliated with the National Children's Home Society, a federation of 26 state child-placing societies. Dr. Quivey's belief that children fluorished in homes, their own homes, has remained the vision for the organization 120 years later.
NCHS's Lincoln office, at 4700 Valley Rd. offers the following services: Pregnancy, Parenting and Adoption Services: NCHS provides free, confidential support and education on the options of parenting and adoption to anyone experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Free classes are available on the topics of preparing for parenting, childbirth, and becoming a new dad. NCHS adoption services include ongoing education and support groups for birth parents, potential adoptive parents, adoptive parents and those adopted through NCHS. Post-adoption Services: Searching services are available to those who have placed a child, or were adopted through NCHS. Post--adoption services, including counseling, support, education and resource referrals, are available to anyone involved in the adoption process, even those who did not initially use NCHS services.
Right Turn NCHS created Right Turn, post-adoption and guardianship support services, in conjunction with LFS, to address the gaps and meet the needs of families who adopt or have a guardianship of children from Nebraska’s foster care system. The services are effectively helping families who are experiencing everyday struggles to crisis situations. The program offers classes, trainings, workshops, case management, and peer support services.
Foster Care Program: The Foster Care program at NCHS provides foster care for children of all ages – from newborn to adolescent – who are placed in our care by other agencies, the court, or voluntarily by the child’s parents. Foster homes are needed for teens, sibling groups, and children with special needs. NCHS foster care caseworkers offer ongoing support and networking opportunities for foster families. This year the Nebraska Children's Home Society is celebrating 120 years of putting the needs of children first.