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Since 1983 ~ 7,485 children have joined their families

97 have families ~ since January 1, 2014

  • 59% are children of color
  • 67% are 9 years old or older
  • 19% are 14 years old or older

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utah programs

Information

Over 300 Utah children wait in the foster care system for a permanent home.
 
The children who wait are the survivors of abuse and neglect. They are school-aged children, brothers and sisters, children of color and those with disabilities. These children live in a series of foster and group homes. There they wait. They hope for the stability and love of an adoptive family.

Featured Child
of the Month

Meet Kemauri!

Meet Kemauri

Click on photo to view profile.


Finding Families

The Adoption Exchange provides a number of effective and innovative programs to connect waiting children with adoptive families.


View our Children's Gallery

Click Here - Utah's Adoption Connection

Weekly Waiting Child Update
Each week you will receive an email featuring children recently listed or relisted in our
Children's Gallery.
Your information will not be distributed to other organizations or businesses.

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Wednesday's Child


Meet Phillip!

Meet Phillip!

Wednesday's Child airs each Wednesday on KUTV Channel 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. and during the 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. newscasts.
Click here for more about Wednesday's Child.
Click Here to view Wednesday's Child Videos.

Click on photo to view profile.

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Utah Adoption Connection


The Division of Child and Family Services has partnered with The Adoption Exchange to develop and maintain a website for children available for adoption, offer post-adoption resources and support and publish a quarterly magazine.
Click here for more information.

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Adoption Parties

'Networking' parties for families interested in adopting, children waiting in foster care and their caseworkers, and successful adoptive families are sponsored some of our offices several times a year. The parties offer a unique opportunity for families, children and caseworkers to connect while in a safe, relaxed, fun atmosphere. Contact Adoption Parties for more information and questions.

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The Collaboration to AdoptUsKids

The Colorado Office serves as the Recruitment Response Team (RRT) for all inquiries to AdoptUsKids from Colorado residents, ensuring that each individual receives state-specific information as well as ongoing support and follow-up contact.

Click here for more information on AdoptUsKids.

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Utah Heart Gallery


 Utah Heart Gallery

A picture is worth a thousand words!


The Utah Heart Gallery, in partnership with UT DCFS, is an unique exhibit combining the talents of many professional Utah photographers to reflect the personalities of foster children waiting to be adopted. What is even more unique about the Heart Gallery Utah exhibit is that the pictures showing the children and teens at their best were taken and donated by the photographers. Portraits of 20 children are on display.

Click here to learn more on the Utah Heart Gallery and its current location. 

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Wendy's Wonderful Kids

 Wendy's Wonderful Kids

Meet the children!

The Utah Office is a Wendy's Wonderful Kids site. Wendy's Wonderful Kids is a national initiative of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption that provides child-specific recruitment for waiting children. Child-specific recruitment is an in-depth process used to find families for children in foster care who wait the longest.

Contact Utah Wendy's Wonderful Kids
 for more information and questions.

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Global Connections

A cooperative effort between The Adoption Exchange and Voice for International Development and Adoption expedites the adoption process for military families and US citizens living abroad by providing them with easy access to information, resources and placement services provided by qualified professionals.
Contact Global Connections for more information and questions.

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For more information or to help answer questions you can always contact the
Utah Office directly at 801-265-0444 or 1-866-872-7212 (in state only).
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