Private Adoption: How To Make It Happen For You

Are you wondering how you can make a private adoption happen for you?

Our wonderful N family has successfully completed three private adoptions in just over a year! They put together a blog post about how they made it happen, and we are so excited to share it with all of you hopeful adoptive couples.

Read here for some great advice on how to get the word out there and be proactive in your adoption journey.

Adoption – How Did We Do It?

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Here is our newest flyer with all the support groups coming up until summer 2018!! Groups are held the 2nd Friday of every month at Thanksgiving Point, unless otherwise noted. All the groups are free. We hope you will join us!!

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Utah Adoption Support Group!

Here’s what we have coming up the next few months!



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Adoption Training Classes- August 26 and 27!

Please Join us! Sign up Here:


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Why a Private Home Study?

We know you have a lot of options when it comes to picking a home study provider. Why use a private home study provider versus an agency? Well here are a few pros to this option!

1) Once your home study is complete through Utah Adoption Specialists, it is yours. We release the final copy to you and you can then use it in any number of settings- to get listed on profile hosting websites, for a private adoption, or through any number of agencies! Why lock yourself into one route when you can explore multiple ways at once to build your family?

2) Your caseworker at Utah Adoption Specialists will be there to hold your hand through the duration of the process. Unsure whether private or agency adoption is right for you? We support both routes and can help you look at the pros and cons of both ways. Remember that our casework services are ALWAYS free with your home study. We have compiled a lot of wonderful resources that we are happy to share with our clients, including attorney referral lists, an agency PowerPoint analyzing every agency in Utah, profile building tips, birth parent letter advice, etc.

3) We know that the cost of adoption is a big concern for many. At $700, our home study costs less than if you were to obtain one through most agencies in Utah. Even if you have a specific agency in mind, you can save costs up front by obtaining a private home study and having it released to them. Our caseworkers are fast and efficient at getting the home study to you in a timely manner!

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Free Adoption BBQ in the Park!

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Birth Parent Panel: May 6

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! These amazing birth parent panels only come around a few times per year! Anyone is welcome to come and see the panel for free. We promise, it’ll change your entire adoption experience for the better! May 23, 6 pm in Layton. Please let us know if you have any questions. *protected email*



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13076628_1046030302145567_4043937144197013128_nWe just love this cute picture that illustrates truth about love and adoption!

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Congratulations Recent Placements/Finalizations!

We love celebrating our clients’ recent placements and other exciting news!! Here are some of the cute babies who have joined their forever families recently.10428107_1004773489593120_5940250690518817589_nCongratulations to Stacy and Andy on the finalization of sweet Maisy!

1957971_1007100232693779_9092504623143107564_nThe L family had their darling Calvin sealed to them in the LDS Temple!

12924433_1019057794831356_4036830740324846982_nLittle Charlie became a big brother to Miles! Congratulations B Family.


And the A family became a family of three with the addition of little Riley!

13102803_1037504059653396_8054213937040839825_nAnd finally, the A family became a family of four with the addition of precious little Mia.

Congratulations to all and to all others not featured here. We love helping to build families through adoption!


By |April 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|



It’s that time again!! We at Utah Adoption Specialists give away a home study ($700 value) each year, and now it’s time for the 2016 giveaway!

If you are considering adoption, a home study is your first step. With the home study through UAS, we will also provide you full casework services for free for the year the study is valid. With these services, we will help you determine your path to your baby, whether it is a private adoption or through an agency.

There are multiple ways to obtain entries to win the home study!

*One entry for “liking” the Utah Adoption Specialists page
*One entry for following us @utahadoptionspecialists on Instagram
*One entry for following the Utah Infertility Resource Center on Facebook
*FIVE entries for attending the UIRC Adoption and Infertility Support Group on March 16 (See post below for details on this)
*One entry for every place you share this post (Facebook, Instagram, your blog)

Simply leave us a comment letting us know that you want to win the home study and the things you did to earn entries. Winner announced Friday, March 18th at 9 am!

*You must live in Utah to win the home study.

*This giveaway is being hosted on our Facebook page. Let us know how many entries you have there:

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