Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Salt Lake City

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Salt Lake City

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Salt Lake City, Utah or in the Salt Lake County region.  If you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, we have collected information about Crisis Pregnancy Resource Centers to help you confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get affordable prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with a Labor and Delivery department.

If you are in the Salt Lake County region of Utah and are thinking about adopting a baby, we also have information on this page about home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for hopeful adoptive parents or expectant mothers and throughout the state of Utah may be found on our Utah State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Salt Lake City, Utah

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options.  Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not prescribe contraceptives.  Many are united with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in the Salt Lake County region that are in or close to Salt Lake City are:

Planned Parenthood Metro Health Center
Planned Parenthood Salt Lake Health Center
Pregnancy Resource Center of Salt Lake City

Affordable Prenatal Care in Salt Lake City, Utah

Medical clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most areas of family planning, including prenatal care. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Clinics located in or near to Salt Lake City, Utah that provide affordable prenatal care for Salt Lake County residents are:

Community Health Centers (multiple locations)
Midtown Community Health Center
Salt Lake Clinic

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Utah to women with limited financial resources may be found at Utah’s Baby Your Baby and Pregnant Woman program.

Hospitals in Salt Lake City, Utah

Developing a hospital plan to specify what your wishes are during the time of delivery, is something that we recommend you prepare and provide to the hospital in advance of the baby’s birth. The hospitals with Labor and Delivery Departments serving the Salt Lake City, Utah region are:

LDS Hospital
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
University of Utah Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Salt Lake City, Utah

One of the key aspects of every adoption process is the home study assessment.  The purpose of a home study is to confirm the capability and stability of prospective Adoptive Parents to have a child placed into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process usually includes providing documents to confirm information as well as furnishing family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Salt Lake City, Utah or the Salt Lake County region:

A Act of Love Adoption Agency
We have over 25 years of experience and adoption knowledge. Our staff has personal adoption experience and an excellent reputation.
866-322-6923 is a non-profit adoption agency that is dedicated to bringing hope, love, and strength into children and parents’ lives. 

Children’s Service Society
Children’s Service Society of Utah empowers families and caregivers through services that support the safety and well-being of children.

Become a Foster Parent in Salt Lake City, Utah

If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Salt Lake City, or the Salt Lake County region of Utah you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required for adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Utah is available on our Utah State Page. In addition to the Utah Department of Child and Family Services, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the greater Salt Lake County region:

Ensign Peak Services
Pioneer Youth and Adult Community Services
Utah Foster Care

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Salt Lake County it will be filed in the Third District Court.

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