Congratulations! Placed families February 2019

Congratulations to the following families who added sweet new babies this past month.

The D family, placed with a sweet baby girl Ella through Private adoption!
The F family, placed with a handsome baby boy Tian through Agency adoption!
The G family, placed with precious baby girl Brynn through Private adoption!
The H family, placed with sweet baby girl Andi through Agency adoption!
The K family, blessed with two separate Agency adoptions in February! Baby boy Liam was placed first, followed less than a week later by his new baby sister, Rowan!
The L family, placed with precious baby girl Emma through Private adoption!
And the N family, placed with sweet baby boy Zeke through Private adoption!

What an exciting month! 8 placements for 7 of our wonderful families!!

Adoption Profiles: How to Make Yourself Shine!

When starting your adoption journey, there are a lot of new things to learn about and undertake. In addition to completing all the paperwork for the home study, you also need to start thinking about how to build an adoption profile and what information you are going to include there. We know that all of this can be overwhelming! All UAS clients can access their caseworker anytime for tips and feedback on their profiles, but we have a new resource we want to introduce you to as well.

Meet Pax:


Pax is a UAS client who happens to be next-door neighbors with our caseworker Lauren. After her own struggle with family building and being overwhelmed with the cost of agency adoptions, Pax turned to Lauren for education on private adoption. She learned that it is all about networking, profile building, and social media exposure. She took the basics to heart and magnified them to building a successful blog, Facebook page, and Instagram page. Through her networking efforts, Pax and her husband were able adopt three children privately in just over a year’s time!

Now, Pax is utilizing her skills to help YOU have success with online networking to assist in your journey toward a private adoption. Pax has started a free Facebook group,  This is You: Adoption Profiles That Show Who You Are, where she is providing weekly tips and profile feedback. In addition, she is offering three different packages at varying rates to help people on a one-on-one basis to make your profiles stand out. These are explained more on the Facebook page.

We encourage all of our clients to […]

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Upcoming Events October 2018

Mark your calendars for these great upcoming events:

Free Adoptive Parent Support Groups:
These are held monthly, are free, and are open to all adoptive couples no matter where they are in the adoption process. You do not have to be a Utah Adoption Specialists client to attend. They are a great way to learn more about different aspects of adoption and connect with other adoptive couples.

Our Northern Utah Support Group will be held Thursday, October 11 @ 7 p.m.

Our Utah County Support Group will be held Friday, October 12 @ 7 p.m.

 

Next is the Annual Adoption Walk With Me on Saturday, October 20 from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Always a fun event for the whole community!
Get more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/436591780191442/

And finally, the annual Infertility Conference by the Utah Infertility Resource Center on Saturday, October 27. This is a fantastic event for anyone who has struggled with infertility. They have wonderful classes, amazing giveaways, and tons of information on local resources. This year our own Kim Perry will be facilitating one of the classes, an Adoptive Parent Panel, and we will be giving away two pairs of tickets to our next series of adoption education classes in February at this event!

Watch our social media for an upcoming giveaway of two pairs of tickets to the UIRC Infertility Conference!

Hopeful Family Spotlight: Rob and Tiffanie

Meet the Burtons!

Rob and Tiffanie Burton are hopeful adoptive parents who have a beautiful four year old daughter named Brynlee, who they adopted through a family adoption a little over four years ago. They are hoping to be able to adopt again in the near future.

Rob is an IT Security Specialist (CyberSecurity Analyst), and loves working with technology. He is a very kind, gentle, and loving father. There is nothing he would not do for their family. He is selfless, and loves to help others in many different ways. He enjoys learning, listening to music or talk tapes; he enjoys serving in his church callings and serving others; he is really smart, and loves to learn how things work, and he is always sharing facts about American or Church history or other things with his family.

Tiffanie is a wonderful and loving mother, who more than anything else loves being a mother first and foremost in her life. She also worked for a time as a Digital Media specialist, and especially loved the time she was able to be a newborn baby photographer. She also worked for seven years as a patient care assistant at Utah Valley Hospital. She is kindhearted, sweet, and gentle, and is a great example to all those around her. She values learning and education, and loves to read, both personally, and to her daughter Brynlee, and shares her love of learning with her family.

To their prospective adoptive parents, they say: “We would be so honored to know you and to welcome you. We know you love your child. We will make sure […]