At Nebraska Children’s Home Society, we believe adoption is a lifelong process, not an event. Therefore, we place a special emphasis on adoption education by reaching out to educate the general public about adoption. Innovative programs like Adoption University® support this belief.
Adoption University® is a comprehensive program designed to educate and inform youth about accurate, ethical adoption information. The thought-provoking lectures and activities in Adoption University® allow students to consider how adoption touches people’s lives.
Adoption University® is also training educators across the state of Nebraska and throughout the United States on how the high school, middle school, and elementary school curriculum can be used in their classrooms. Additional workshops are also held to educate community members about the Nebraska Children’s Home and the services we offer. Workshop participants include educators, community members, community volunteers, and Health and Human Services personnel.
Middle School Curriculum
The Adoption University Middle School curriculum follows a two-day syllabus comprised of activities, vocabulary, surveys, discussions, case studies, and a video targeting 6th- through 8th-grade students.
Participants will learn that today’s families are created in a variety of ways –adoption being one of those ways.
Students can strengthen their vocabulary and gain insight into aspects of adoption.
Students will also have the opportunity for discussion upon viewing the DVD, which shares the real-life stories of peers whose families have been created by adoption.
High School Curriculum
The curriculum is created to be a week-long of activities. These activities include role playing, guest speakers, surveys, discussions and a powerful DVD created specifically for 9th-through 12th-grade students. This curriculum accommodates a traditional or block-style class schedule.
Hands-on exercises within the curriculum mimic real-life scenarios.
Students will have the chance to examine their own family values and goals for the future.
Students explore parenting and adoption options, interact with guest speakers, and read touching letters written by couples waiting to become parents through adoption.
This innovative Adoption University® curriculum was developed by Nebraska Children’s Home Society to guide students through the serious questions encountered when facing an unplanned pregnancy, without the anxiety and intense emotions their real-life counterparts experience.
Each Adoption University® unit Includes:
- Instructor’s daily plans
- Students’ activity pages
- Answer keys
- High school birth mothers’ stories DVD
- Middle school adopted persons stories DVD
- Elementary school adoption book to read to class
Questions & Answers
Is training required to use Adoption University®?
?Yes and no. The staff at NCHS would welcome the opportunity to meet with you or talk with you about the curriculum. Staff is available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss the curriculum and how staff may be used as a resource.
Who is using Adoption University®?
High school and middle school Family and Consumer Science teachers, Health teachers, counselors, college and university professors, elementary school teachers, and youth group facilitators have chosen to integrate this program into their courses.
Who supports the Adoption University® curriculum?
The Nebraska Department of Education supports Adoption University® as supplemental material.
What is the cost of materials for us to incorporate Adoption University® into our teaching?
For more information, please contact us at (402) 451-0787 or email@example.com.
If you want to learn more about Adoption University® or are interested in using the curriculum, please contact us:
We can be contacted through email, mail or telephone.
4939 So. 118th St. Omaha, NE 68137