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Since 1983, 7,904 children have joined their families

124 have families, since January 1, 2015

  • 57% belong to a minority group
  • 78% are 9 years old or older
  • 40% are 14 years old or older

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Office Location

7414 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
Phone (801) 265-0444
1-866-872-7212 (in state only)
Fax (801) 365-1981

Advisory Board

The Utah Office of The Adoption Exchange is dedicated to helping waiting children in Utah find safe, loving, permanent homes. In addition, we are here to assist adoptive families by providing resource information and referrals, support, advocacy and education.

Lindsay Kaeding
UT Director of Development
Contact Lindsay

Kathy Searle
UT Director of Programs
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Melissa Inkley
Adoption Recruiter
Contact Melissa

Kelli Zippro
Operations Specialist
Contact Kelli
Chelsey Winegar
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter
Contact Chelsey

Brandie Naylor
WWK Recruiter-Northern Region
Contact Brandie

Natalie Roe-Johnson
WWK Recruiter-Eastern and Western Regions
Contact Natalie

Tasha Huffaker
WWK Recruiter-Southwest and Western Regions
Contact Tasha

State Member

Utah Division of Child & Family Services
Marty Shannon
Adoption Program Administrator

195 N 1950 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116



→  Click here for a list of Licensed Child Placement Agencies and Adoptive Parent
      Support Groups
in Utah
→  Click here for a list of the Adoption Specialists in all 50 states
→  Click here for a list of Member Private Child Placement Agencies of
      The Adoption Exchange

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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 1-800-866-872-7212 (in state only.