There to help…to give us advice…to lead us down the right path
“With the Nebraska Children’s Home, I just assumed that I would have to go and place my child for adoption, which when I first talked to the caseworker she explained that was not what she was there for. She was there to help…to give us advice…to lead us down the right path. If I wanted to parent she would help figure out budgets, if I wanted to choose adoption, we would explore the routes of that.” -NCHS Pregnancy Client
"I cannot express how much has been afforded me. NCHS will forever have a special place in my heart." -Post Adoption Services Client
We had no idea the impact, support, education and friendships we would get
"We feel very blessed to be a part of NCHS. When we began this journey, we had no idea the impact, the support, and the education and the friendships we would get. It has been a great experience." -NCHS Prospective Adoptive Parents
NCHS is the best!
"NCHS is the best! I don't think I could handle the ups and downs, frustrations and stressful times without the support of everyone who works at NCHS." -NCHS Foster Parent
A passion for children
"I am in love with all the staff at the Nebraska Children's Home Society Fontenelle Center. I love how much they each genuinely care for my children. I appreciate all they do for my children daily. They have a passion for children and it shows. They are unlike any center I've ever come in contact with" -Infant and Preschool Parent
I was scared and I didn’t know what to do
“I was 15-years-old in my sophomore year of high school when I found out I was pregnant. I was scared and I didn’t know what to do. I told my sister and my parents and they weren’t as mad as I thought they would be. We had no idea what to do so we contacted the Nebraska Children’s Home for assistance.” -NCHS Pregnancy Client
"The education we have received about adoption, especially open adoption, has been life changing." -NCHS Adoptive Parent
The hardest phone call I ever made
“I got pregnant when I was 17 and I never told my parents…they kind of found out. They didn’t take it very well and they kept asking me what I was going to do. I didn’t know so I just didn’t deal with the fact that I was pregnant for a long time. Finally I called a NCHS caseworker one morning when I was late for school and it was the hardest phone call I ever made because I was actually being truthful with myself.” -NCHS Pregnancy Client
Nice knowing I wasn't alone
“I started to attend a birth mother support group at Nebraska Children’s Home and my mom attended that with me. That was very healing to be around other birth moms that were going through the exact same thing. It was nice knowing that I wasn’t alone and that there was always someone to talk to and somebody to relate to me.” -NCHS Birth Mother
It wasn’t like she was judging me at all, which surprised me since everyone else was judging me
“It was my mom that suggested calling Nebraska Children’s Home. I worked with Teri and she was so kind and so understanding. It wasn’t like she was judging me at all, which surprised me since everyone else was judging me. She was great.” -NCHS Pregnancy Client
She was there to help…to give us advice…to lead us down the right path
“With the Nebraska Children’s Home, I just assumed that I would have to go and place my child for adoption, which when I first talked to the caseworker she explained that was not what she was there for. She was there to help…to give us advice…to lead us down the right path. If I wanted to parent she would help figure out budgets, if I wanted to choose adoption, we would explore the routes of that.”
Before Calvin was born 11 weeks premature on July 2, 2007, his birthparents, Mo and Shawn, had decided that for them, adoption was the best path. Struggling college students, they knew that the best life for Calvin was in the home of Brian and Nancy.
“Ours is a most amazing open adoption,” says Mo. “We wanted to be a part of a family and we have become one big wonderful family.”
Rachelle found out that she was pregnant at 31 weeks. In denial, she finally saw a doctor after taking a home pregnancy test. Right away, Rachelle knew she would place her daughter for adoption. “I knew I wasn’t ready to parent a child,” Rachelle recalled. “I was 25 and living with my parents and I did not have the means to give this child everything that she deserves.” (Read more by clicking title)
I never felt alone
"I never felt I was taking on this new challenge in life by myself." -NCHS Foster Parent
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