Utah

7414 S State St • Midvale, UT 84047 • 801-265-0444 • Fax 801-365-1981

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.

Hundreds of children are in the custody of the Utah foster care system and are eligible and waiting for a permanent home. The Adoption Exchange provides a number of effective and innovative programs to connect waiting children with adoptive families. 

Utah's 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.

Children's Gallery

Meet a child who's right for your family. Visit the Children's Gallery to learn more about these waiting children.

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Heart Gallery

The Utah Heart Gallery, in partnership with UT DCFS, is a unique exhibit that combines the talent of several professional Utah photographers in order to reflect the personalities of foster children waiting to be adopted.

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Wednesday's Child

Wednesday's Child airs every other Wednesday on KSL Channel 5 during the 6:00 pm newscast.

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Support Groups

Find a support group in your area.

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Volunteer

Numerous volunteer opportunities are available in Utah. View more information on the Volunteer in Utah page. To become a volunteer in Utah, call 801-265-0444.

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Classes & Trainings for Families

The Adoption Exchange provides numerous classes for families throughout their adoption journey – from learning about adoption to post-adoptive support.

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Staff

Andrea Anderson
UT WWK Recruiter
Utah Office
303-755-4756
aanderson@adoptex.org

Kate Anderson
UT WWK Recruiter
Utah Office
303-755-4756 x293
kanderson@adoptex.org

Alba Cabrera
UT WWK Recruiter
Utah Office
303-755-4756 x281
acabrera@adoptex.org

Preston Calcut
UT WWK Recruiter
Utah Office
303-755-4756 x292
pcalcut@adoptex.org

Brittany Fielding
Recruitment Coordinator
Utah Office
303-755-4756 x282
blarsen@adoptex.org

Lindsay Kaeding
UT Director of Development
LGBTQ Staff Advocate

Utah Office
303-755-4756 x284
lkaeding@adoptex.org

Stacy Littlewood
UT WWK Recruiter
Utah Office
303-755-4756 x238
slittlewood@adoptex.org

Brandie Naylor
UT Family Support Manager
Utah Office
03-755-4756 x285
bnaylor@adoptex.org

Chadd Parker
UT WWK Recruiter
Utah Office
303-755-4756 x 291
cparker@adoptex.org

Kathy Searle
UT Director of Programs
Utah Office
303-755-4756 x286
ksearle@adoptex.org

Chelsey Winegar
UT WWK Manager
Utah Office
303-755-4756 x287
cwinegar@adoptex.org

Advisory Board

Chair
John McPhie
Community Leader

Tom Beggs
BARD

Kelly Bennee
Prime Acceptance Corp.

Robert Call
Morgan Stanley

Catherine Callow-Heuss
State Board of Education

Ryan Donithorne
NPC International

Caroline Hansen
Youth Services

Lori Harding
Zions Bank

Elizabeth Hawkins
Former Wednesday's Child

Katherine Hawkins
Adoptive Parent

Heather Jenkins
Jenkins Law Firm

Ashley Kewish
KSL TV

Amy King
K2 Church

Jode Littlepage
Community Leader

Heidi Lujan
Volunteer

Kristin Montague
Knight Management

Blake Moore
Community Leader

Kim Pumphreys
Wendy's

Mike Russell
Wendy's

Royce Webb
Utah Department of Children and Family Services

Tanya Vea
KSL

Bonnie Webb
Prime Acceptance Corp

Stephanie Wright
Murray Chamber of Commerce

Utah Division of Child & Family Services

Utah Division of Child & Family Services
195 N. 1950 W., #A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801-540-0833
www.utdcfsadopt.org/index.html

Contact: Marty Shannon, Adoption Program Administrator
mshannon@utah.gov

Private Agencies

A Act of Love
9561 S. 700 E., Suite 101
Sandy, UT 84070
801-572-1696

A Child's Dream of Utah, Inc
12111 S. 4130 W.
Riverton, UT 84096
800-247-8280

A Guardian Angel Adoptions, LLC
9500 S. 500 W., #106
Sandy, UT 84070
801-671-0902

Children's House International
3053 N. Sage Loop Drive, #B2
Lehi, UT 84043
801-766-3412

Children's Service Society
124 S. 400 E., Suite 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-355-7444

Forever Bound Adoption
3946 Summer Ridge Road
Morgan, UT 84050
801-821-1354

Heart and Soul Adoptions, Inc.
803 N. 1250 W., #4
Centerville, UT 84014
801-330-0025

Heart to Heart Adoptions, Inc.
9669 S. 700 E.
Sandy, UT 84070
801-838-8001

Jennifer L. Mowery, LCSW
1399 S. 700 E., #15
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
801-433-2755

LDS Family Services
433 S. 500 E.
American Fork, UT 84003
801-216-8000

LDS Family Services
2202 N Main St., #301
Cedar City, UT 84720
435-586-4479

LDS Family Services
94 E Pages Ln., #A
Centerville, UT 84014
801-294-0578

LDS Family Services
930 W. Hillfield Rd., #A
Layton, UT 84041
801-336-3040

LDS Family Services
175 W. 1400 N., #A
Logan, UT 84341
435-752-5302

LDS Family Services
630 W. Price River Drive
Price, UT 84501
435-637-2991

LDS Family Services
1190 N. 900 E.
Provo, UT 84604
801-422-7620

LDS Family Services
681 N. Main St.
Richfield, UT 84701
435-896-6446

LDS Family Services
2480 E. Red Cliffs Drive
St George, UT 84790
435-673-6446

LDS Family Services
132 S. State St., #300
Salt Lake City, UT 84010
801-240-6500

LDS Family Services
625 E. 8400 S.
Sandy, UT 84070
801-566-2556

LDS Family Services
5698 W. Glenn Eagle Drive
West Valley City, UT 84128
801-969-4181

LDS Family Services
435 N Wall Ave #C
Harrisville, UT 84404
801-782-2000

LDS Family Services
3740 W. Market Center Drive
Riverton, UT 84065
801-240-9436

LDS/Intercountry Adoption Agency
132 S State St., #300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-240-3015

Mother Goose Adoptions of Utah
936 E. 50 N.
Lindon, UT 84041
801-796-1063

Premier Adoption Agency
120 E 100 S., #1
St. George, UT 84790
435-986-1617

The Adoption Center of Choice, Inc.
915 S 500 E., #100
American Fork, UT 84003
801-224-2440

Utah Adoption Service for Women
715 E 3900 S., #203
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
801-263-2111

Utah Family Multi-Care Services
10481 S. Crest Haven Ct.
South Jordan, UT 84095
801-244-3190

Wasatch International Adoptions
1140 36th St.,
#204
Ogden, UT 84403
801-334-8683

West Sands Adoptions
321 N Mall Drive #A202
St George, UT 84790
435-313-6323

Directory of Adoption Specialists in all 50 states

The Adoption Exchange encourages you to check with the Licensing Division of your state office of human/social services for a specific current standing.