Become a Foster Parent

The circumstances resulting in children being removed from their families are traumatic. Children and parents who have been separated from each other may feel vulnerable and unsure about the future. Loving, patient and caring foster families play an essential role in ensuring the healthy development, safety and well-being of children. Foster families are critical in our goal of strengthening families in our community and reuniting children with their birth families whenever possible. 

Getting Started

If you have a place in your heart to help children and their families, the following organizations can guide you as you begin the fulfilling journey of foster care parenting. Contact one of the following foster care agencies for more information on becoming a foster parent and a hero in a child’s life. Or contact us at (402) 492-2500 and we would be happy to discuss the best fitting agency for you.

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Marlon Brewer
(402) 571-5400 x15
Ken Ostdiek
(402) 498-3036
Mary Uhlig
(402) 556-6765
Meegan Vellek
(402) 964-2409
Brian Berrier
(402) 421-KIDS (5437)
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Lisa Auberry-Adams
(402) 578-3173
Brian Kempkes
(402) 661-3125
Christina Wright
(402) 451-0787 x230
Jenny Kohlscheen
(402) 991-8573
Kendal Osbahr
(402) 397-9866 x106

Kinship Care

For generations, extended families have played significant roles in the rearing of children when parents are having a difficult time. These caregivers provide children the benefit of more stability of care when they can’t reside with their birth parents. Kinship caregivers include people who are close to the family and may be related to the child by blood, marriage or adoption, or they may be those who are not be related at all, but have a significant relationship in the life of the child or their family.

Are you new to Kinship Care?

View the Kinship Guidebook for an overview of what to expect. This Guidebook provides helpful resources and definitions and walks you through step by step.

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Are You a Potential Foster Parent?

Loving, patient and caring foster families play an essential role in ensuring the healthy development, safety and well-being of children and are critical in our goal of strengthening families and reuniting children with their birth families whenever possible.

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Are You Considering Foster Adoption?

Adopting a child is a uniquely beautiful and powerfully emotional journey. Loving, compassionate individuals discover space in their hearts for children in need of a forever family. Our resources will help you get started on the road to adopting a child.

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