Utah Adoption Information

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Adopting in Utah

Families who want to adopt in Utah can get information about adoption through visiting the online web site for the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), Utah's Adoption Connection, The Adoption Exchange or a licensed child-placing agency.

Children who are available for adoption through DCFS have special needs that require consistency, emotional stability, and a strong commitment to adoption. Adoptive families need to have the financial ability to support their own family. They do not need to own their own home, but their home must be a safe place for the child to be raised in. A home study and special needs training are required before a family can be matched with a child. The matching process can take a few days or months.

Finalization of the adoption, cannot take place until after six month of the child living in the adoptive parents home. DCFS does not charge adoption fees. There are attorney fees and court cost. However, some adoptions qualify for financial assistance through an adoption subsidy. A subsidy can also help the adoptive families meet pre-existing medical needs of the adoptive child.

Families, who want to adopt an infant, can get more information from an agency. Agencies work with birth parents that choose to find an adoptive home for their child. The agency will select a few adoptive family Picture Profiles to show to the birth mother. The birth mother can then review the profiles and make her selection. Sometimes, birth parents choose to meet the families in person before choosing an adoptive family. It's important to remember that the child to be born is not legally free from adoption. The birth mother can change her mind and choose to parent the child. The child is not legally free until after the birth and the birth parents have signed over their parental rights.

Families who choose to adopt a child through International Adoption will need to submit the I-600A form "Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition" as soon as possible. The I-600 form, "Petition to Classify an Orphan as an Immediate Relative" will be required when the adoption is near finalization.

Unplanned Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, visit the Adoption Directory to speak with a caring professional in Utah.You can also view profiles of hopeful adoptive couples in or near Utah in the listing below, provided as a service of ParentProfiles.com.

Couples Hoping to Adopt in Utah

View profiles of hopeful adoptive parents or create your own adoption profile today on ParentProfiles.com (A service of Adoption Profiles, LLC).

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Children Waiting for Adoption in Utah

Are you ready to be a parent? There are tens of thousands of children in the United States foster system and many more available children worldwide. There are many children in Utah who are hoping to be adopted.

We're sorry, Utah does not currently feature children in The Adoption.com Photolisting. Contact your state officials if you'd like to see children waiting for adoption in the Adoption.com photolisting.

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