Jewish Family Service, a non-profit corporation, is an agency of the Jewish Federation of Omaha. Our agency mission is to strengthen and preserve life in the Jewish community and the community at large through every stage of the life cycle. In support of this mission, Jewish Family Service is proud to offer adoption services to prospective adoptive parents. Our professionally licensed staff, which consists of an agency Executive Director, and an Adoption Coordinator, are skilled in acting as liaisons and personal representatives in the often-complex adoption process. Job descriptions/responsibilities of our adoption staff are available upon request.
JFS provides individualized service by completing a domestic or international home study and the necessary follow-up support. We provide flexible scheduling to accommodate your busy lifestyles. As an affiliated member of the Nebraska Adoption Agencies Association (NAAA), JFS offers the following services:
*Fee includes two post-placement visits-any additional post-placement visits billed at $150/hr.
$300 deposit due at initial intake, applied toward the total fee. Competitive rates include two post placement follow-up visits. Domestic HS generally completed in 8-12 weeks; International HS 12-16 weeks. Serving the state of Nebraska, primarily the Omaha and Lincoln communities. Individuals/Couples considered regardless of religious affiliation. Valid for one year following date of completion.
Services NOT Provided by Jewish Family Service:
Although JFS is a licensed as a Child Placing Agency, we no longer provide:
Jewish Family Service’s Adoption program is not religiously oriented. Individuals/couples will be considered regardless of religion, race, or sexual orientation.
The home study is a written report of the findings of the adoption worker who has met with the prospective adoptive parent(s) on several occasions, both individually and together. At least one meeting will occur in the prospective adoptive parent’s home. If there are other people living in the home, they also will be interviewed by the adoption worker.
In general, the following information is included in the home study:
Home studies are conducted to evaluate a prospective adoptive parent’s desire and commitment to adopt, to explore the reasons why they want to adopt, to evaluate them as prospective parents, and to provide them education about adoption. Home studies are a legal requirement in the state of Nebraska for anyone planning to pursue adoption.
Home studies are conducted to evaluate a prospective adoptive parent’s desire and commitment to adopt, to explore the reasons why they want to adopt, to evaluate them as prospective parents, and to provide them education about adoption. Home studies are a legal requirement in the state of Nebraska for anyone planning to pursue adoption. Please download and complete the Home Study Application and other attached documents.