Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Lincoln

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Lincoln

This page provides adoption information to those who live in Lincoln, Nebraska or in the Lancaster County region.  If you are considering giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.

For those in Lancaster County, Nebraska who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents in other areas throughout the state of Nebraska may be found on our Nebraska State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Lincoln, Nebraska

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options.  Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives.  Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers providing assistance in Lincoln and throughout Lancaster County, Nebraska are:

Lincoln Pregnancy Center
Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center
Planned Parenthood

Pregnancy Clinics in Lincoln, Nebraska

Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives.  The providers of affordable prenatal care in the Lincoln, Nebraska area are:

Bluestem Health Kreshel Clinic
Bluestem Health Main Lincoln Clinic

Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Lincoln with limited financial resources is provided through Nebraska Medicaid.

Hospitals Serving Lincoln, Nebraska

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Lincoln, Nebraska and the surrounding Lancaster County region that offer birthing centers are:

Bryan Family Birthplace
CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Completing the Home Study in Lincoln, Nebraska

The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health and financial information, and personal background. The home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Lincoln area are:

Adoption Consultants
(402) 679-1807
Adoption Consultants is a licensed adoption agency offering professional adoption home study and post-placement supervision services to Nebraska residents.

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
(800) 267-9876
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) offers adoption and home study services to individuals and couples in Nebraska. Education about adoption issues and preparation for parenting adopted children are fundamental to all adoption opportunities at LFS.

Become A Foster Parent In Lincoln, Nebraska

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Lancaster County, Nebraska may so by contacting the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

County Court

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Lincoln, Nebraska, contact the Probate Department of the Lancaster County Court.

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