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The primary goal of foster care is reunification with the biological family and most foster children will eventually return to their biological parents. However, in some cases, reunification is not possible and there is an ongoing need for forever homes for children in foster care, especially teens.

Please visit The Nebraska Heart Gallery to see some of the children needing permanent homes. Please note: you must first become licensed to foster before adopting any children from this list!

Please visit for more general information on adoption.

The Collaboration to AdoptUSKids is a project of The Children’s Bureau, part of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. It is a national adoptive family recruitment and retention strategy to encourage and enhance adoptive family support organizations and conduct a variety of adoption research projects.

Additionally, is a website that offers a photo-listing of children awaiting adoption, valuable resources, and information.

If you are an adoptive parent or soon to be, please contact NCHS Families Forever program.  They provide help to families across Nebraska who have adopted or entered into a guardianship relationship with a child. Services are provided to adoptive families – including international, domestic infant, private, step-parent and foster adoptive families.  
To learn more or enroll in services, contact or call 844-463-0009.