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 Specialists

A team of adoption caseworkers who specialize in the preparation of domestic and international adoption home studies, annual home study updates, post-placement supervision, and birth parent services.

Children’s Service Society

CSS provides services for those looking to adopt as well as expectant parents. They offer home studies, home studies to adopt from foster care,  as well as post-adoption counseling.

Millcreek Counseling and Adoption Services

Millcreek offers adoption services to families hoping to adopt. They offer home studies, post-placement supervision, and birth parent services.

Utah Adoption Attorneys

Larry Jenkins

Kirton McKonkie

Derek Williams

Campbell Williams Ference & Hall

Jason Barnes

Utah Adoption Law Firm

Lance Rich

Kirton McKonkie

Paul MacArthur

Macarthur Heder & Metler

Utah Domestic Adoption Agencies

A Act of Love

Based in Sandy, UT and facilitate about 55-60 adoptions per year. Agency fees range from $25,000 to $45,000.

Adoption.org

Based in West Jordan, UT they place around 20 children per year. Agency fees are generally around $28,500.

Forever Bound

Based in Morgan, UT, and are a new adoption organization. Agency fees are about $22,000+ and they place 10-15 children per year.

Heart Strings

Based out of South Jordan, UT and facilitate about 7 adoptions per year. Fees range around $27,000+.

A Guardian Angel

Based in Sandy, UT and facilitate 75-100 adoptions per year. Agency fees range from $21,500 to $35,000.

Children’s Service Society

CSS provides services for those looking to adopt as well as expectant parents. They offer home studies, home studies to adopt from foster care,  as well as post-adoption counseling.

Heart to Heart

Based out of Sandy, UT and facilitate about 65 adoptions per year. Agency Fees range from $30,000 to $40,000.

Premier

Based out of St. George, UT and facilitate 35-45 adoptions per year. Agency fees are $30,000-$40,000.

Utah International Adoption Agencies

Wasatch International

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.

Foster Care

Utah Foster Care

A non-profit organization that finds, trains, and supports Utah families who are willing and able to provide a nurturing home for children who have been neglected or abused. They have seven offices throughout the state of Utah.

RISE Services

Provides services for children and families through foster care and professional parenting, adoption, and kinship care.

The Adoption Exchange

An organization dedicated to helping waiting children in the Utah foster care system find safe, loving, permanent homes.

Financial Resources

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 Funding Boot Camp
Adoption Indemnity Benefit

$4,000 (Request from your health insurance company.)