Utah Adoption Resources
Adoption Resources in Utah
Utah is home to many adoption services and also served by several national agencies. While the list below isn't a comprehensive index of all adoptions resources, it's a solid beginning for your research.
We don't endorse any resource in particular, but suggests you look for ethical providers with experience in your unique situation.
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Utah Private Adoption Case Workers
Utah Adoption Attorneys
Utah Domestic Adoption Agencies
Utah International Adoption Agencies
Based out of Ogden, UT and facilitate about 70 international adoptions per year. Countries they work with are Bulgaria, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Taiwan, Ukraine and a networking program for Korea. Agency fees range from $20,000-$35,000.
Children's House International
Based out of Washington, but licensed in Utah as well and facilitate about 200 international adoptions per year. Countries they work with are Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Hungary, India, Mexico, Poland, Georgia, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. Agency Fees range from $15,000 to $30,000.
Adoption Tax Credit
Tax benefits for adoption include both a tax credit for qualified adoption expenses paid to adopt an eligible child and an exclusion from income for employer-provided adoption assistance. The credit is nonrefundable, which means it's limited to your tax liability for the year. However, any credit in excess of your tax liability may be carried forward for up to five years. The maximum amount (dollar limit) for 2020 is $14,300 per child.
Adoption Funding Kit
Grant awards vary in amount and, depending on the priorities of the organization, can be used to pay expenses for domestic, international, foster care, and embryo adoptions.
Help Us Adopt
HelpUsAdopt.org, founded in 2007, is a national 501(c)(3) adoption grant program. HelpUsAdopt.org was founded by Becky and Kipp Fawcett as a response to their own personal adoption experience in an effort to make adoption more feasible for all families.
Adoption Indemnity Benefit
$4,000 (Request from your health insurance company.)