Whether you are considering adoption as an expectant mother or prospective adoptive parent in Provo, you likely have questions about local adoption laws and processes. The following information provides an overview of local adoption and foster care agencies, home study professionals and other adoption and foster care services available in your area.
Read on to learn more about starting the adoption process in Provo.
Provo Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals
Your adoption professional will provide pre- and post-adoption services and help guide you through the adoption process. There are many adoption professionals to choose from, including national and local adoption agencies as well as adoption attorneys.
If you are interested in working with an adoption professional in Provo, the following local professionals can help you get started:
Provo Foster Care Resources
Prospective foster parents must complete a home study and meet all state licensing requirements to ensure they are fully prepared to foster a child.
If you would like more information or if you are ready to begin the foster care or foster to adopt process in Provo, contact one of the following local agencies:
Additional information about the requirements and process to become a foster parent or adopt from the foster system is available on our adoption in Utah page.
Home Study Providers in Provo
The home study is one of the most important parts of the foster care and adoption process in Provo. In Utah, the home study evaluates prospective parents and ensures they are ready to adopt based on criminal records checks, personal interviews, and more. For a detailed overview of what to expect during the home study process, visit our How to Adopt in Utah page.
Your home study must be conducted by a legally qualified professional in Utah. To begin the home study process, contact a provider in your area:
- Children’s Service Society
Children’s Service Society helps families throughout Utah with their home study and post-placement needs.
- Utah Adoption Specialists
Call Utah Adoption Specialists at anytime for questions or concerns about your home study and post-placement requirements.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Utah home study providers.
Hospitals in Provo
If you are pursuing adoption as an expectant mother, you will need to consider your hospital plan as your due date approaches. You can work with your adoption specialist and healthcare provider to determine the type of labor and delivery experience you want to have.
Here are some Provo hospitals you may work with as you create your plan:
- Utah Valley Hospital
1034 N 500 W
Provo, UT 84604
- Orem Community Hospital
331 N 400 W
Orem, UT 84057
- Timpanogos Regional Hospital
750 W 800 North
Orem, UT 84057
- Mountain Point Medical Center
3000 N Triumph Blvd.
Lehi, UT 84043
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Can I adopt in Provo? What are the laws for placing a baby for adoption in Provo? These are common questions for local couples and individuals considering adoption. Adoption laws, qualifications and processes are determined by the state of Utah. The following provides some information about the types of adoption laws and regulations in place in Provo and throughout the rest of the state.
For Birth Parents
Many expectant parents have questions about the laws, rules and process of placing a baby for adoption in Provo. An overview of Utah laws regarding consent, relinquishment, and paternity is available on our Utah adoption page.
For Adoptive Families
Answers to your questions about the qualifications to adopt or foster a child, finalize an international adoption or use adoption advertisers or facilitators are included in our Utah adoption information.
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization. Your adoption attorney will guide you through the finalization process and ensure your adoption is completed in accordance with Utah adoption laws. Find more information about your local court and adoption finalization in Utah County.
Things to Do in Provo
Many families adopting from Provo end up spending some time in the area during the adoption process. Whether you are visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances, here are some attractions to visit during your stay: