Utah post-adoption support

Below are post-adoption support services available to families who live in Utah. Services may not be available in all areas and/or may be dependent upon the circumstances of the placement. Please check with your post-adoption services provider about the availability of specific post-adoption or guardianship support services for your family. You can also visit Child Welfare Information Gateway for information on Adoption and Guardianship Assistance, as well as additional information on post-adoption support

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Post-adoption/guardianship support services

In Utah, adoptive families have access to the following services through a post-adoption support program:

  • Child and youth assessments
  • Information (websites, fact sheets, articles, etc.) 
  • Referral to services
  • Training/other development

The following services may be available as part of an adoption/guardianship subsidy agreement based on the needs of the individual child:

  • Case management
  • Educational support
  • Respite
  • Camps, retreats, or other events
  • Financial/material support
  • Community-based therapeutic services
  • In-home therapeutic services 
  • Residential therapeutic services
  • Crisis intervention

Who is eligible for these services?

  • Families who have adopted from the state’s foster care system 
  • Families who have adopted from another state’s foster care system

Who provides these services?

The Utah Child and Family Services provides post-adoption support directly through regional post-permanency support staff. Service availability varies by region and on the needs of the child. For more information about the post-adoption and guardianship support available to families, visit the Utah Adoption Connection website.

Parent support groups

Below are support groups for adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Support groups may be offered as part of a state’s post-adoption/guardianship support program, through a statewide or regional foster or adoptive parent association, through specific agencies, or may be run independently. If we have additional information about the group’s purpose or the community served, it’s provided under the group’s contact information.

To add a group or make a suggestion, email the AdoptUSKids family support team.

A Guardian Angel Adoptions
Location: Sandy

Catholic Community Services Parent Support Group-Waiting Families
Location: Salt Lake City

Children's Service Society of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City

Heart to Heart Adoptions, Inc.
Location: Sandy

Parent Advocacy Council
Location: Sandy

Parent Advocacy Council of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City

Utah Foster Care Foundation
Location: Murray