Nebraska Adoption

Adoption in Nebraska

In Nebraska, numerous children are awaiting a supportive and loving family.

Saint Francis Ministries is committed to helping children find a place they can call home. Adoption is a meaningful way to provide stability, love, and a sense of belonging. If you’re considering adoption, our team is here to guide you through the process, clarify Nebraska adoption laws, and answer any questions you may have.

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Types of Adoption

Relative and Kinship Adoption

We encourage relatives and persons considered kin to adopt if they can meet the needs of the child. Relatives are typically not required to take TIPS-MAPP training, but they still must complete both an adoption packet and Adoptive Family Assessment.

Adopt Only

Families that adopt without becoming licensed foster care providers. Eligibility requires meeting one of these criteria: adopting children aged 7 to 18, accepting children with moderate-to-severe needs, or adopting sibling groups of three or more to ensure stable, supportive homes.

Foster to Adopt

Although we work to enable every child in foster care to eventually return home, sometimes that’s not possible due to various factors. In such cases, families already licensed to provide respite and regular foster care may adopt a child placed in their home, creating permanent, loving connections.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We match your family strengths to the needs of a child. Reach out, and we will happily answer any questions you might have about the adoption process. Give us a call today at 866-999-1599.

  • You must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Single individuals and married couples may adopt children.
  • Complete the Assessment Process
  • Background checks (criminal, child abuse/neglect, fingerprinting)
  • Health assessment
  • Employment verification
  • Family history
  • References
  • Attend and complete the state-required Trauma-Informed Permanency and Safety-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) training

As a leading Nebraska adoption agency, we offer services for children ready for adoption. We seek compassionate families ready to support children through their transition. Our services include:

  • Training and support throughout the adoption or foster-to-adopt process.
  • Assistance in understanding and navigating Nebraska adoption laws.
Adoption Parent Testimonial

From Uncertainty to Family

“After that first time in court, back in year one, we came back home, and I looked her in the eye and said, ‘You know, we’re probably going to end up raising those kids,’” says Scott. “She just smiled and said, ‘Yeah, you’re probably right.’ Four years later, we’ve got all three of them.”

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Adoption Stories

Reach Out Today

If you’re considering adoption, or have any questions about the process, we’re here to help. Our dedicated team is committed to providing guidance and supporting you every step of the way in your journey to become an adoptive parent.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can make a profound difference in a child’s life through adoption.

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