If you are in the West Jordan, Utah, area and looking to start your adoption journey, you may be unsure of where and how to start. The following resources will help guide you through each stage of adopting or placing a child for adoption in West Jordan. Read on to find information about local adoption agencies, foster care professionals, home study providers, and more.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in West Jordan
As a prospective birth parent or adoptive family, your adoption professional will play an integral role in shaping your experience. Your adoption agency or attorney can help guide you through the process and ensure you receive the support and services you need along the way.
The following professionals can help you complete your adoption in West Jordan:
West Jordan Foster Care Professionals
Hopeful foster parents must meet the eligibility requirements of the state of Utah and the foster care professional they work with.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or learning more about foster care in West Jordan, contact one of the following agencies or another local professional:
For more information about foster care requirements and foster-to-adopt placements in Utah, visit our How to Adopt in Utah page.
Home Study Providers in West Jordan
Whether you choose private infant adoption or foster care in West Jordan, you will need to complete a home study that meets Utah requirements. Information about the Utah home study process and requirements is available on our adoption in Utah page.
After a background check, a collection of documents, home inspections and interviews with your family, your home study provider will determine if your home is safe and ready for a child. To get started on your adoption or foster care home study in West Jordan, contact one of these area home study professionals:
- West Sands Adoption and Counseling
West Sands Adoption and Counseling is a full-service, non-denominational, nonprofit organization dedicated to placing children from Azerbaijan, China, Haiti, The Marshall Islands and Ukraine.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Utah home study providers.
Hospitals in West Jordan
Prospective birth mothers should work with their adoption specialist and healthcare provider to plan for the hospital trip when it is time to have the baby. If you are an expecting mother considering adoption, you and your specialist will discuss what kind of labor and delivery experience you want, how much time you would like with your baby, and who you want to be there with you.
When you are ready to start making your hospital plan, your adoption agency will communicate with your delivery hospital to ensure everything goes according to your wishes. As you consider your hospital plan, learn more about some hospitals in West Jordan:
- Jordan Valley Medical Center
3580 West 9000 South
West Jordan, UT 84088
- Riverton Hospital
3741 W 12600 S
Riverton, UT 84065
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Adoption is a legal process regulated by state laws. Pregnant mothers and adoptive families both have certain legal rights, responsibilities and requirements that must be recognized during the adoption process.
Below, find an overview of the statutes impacting adoptive parents and birth parents in West Jordan, and learn more about state adoption laws, qualifications and processes on our Utah adoption page.
Laws for Birth Parents:
Every adoption involves the legal termination of the birth mother’s and father’s parental rights. If you are considering placing your baby for adoption in West Jordan, get the information you need about birth father rights, executing consent and more here.
Laws for Adoptive Parents:
Throughout the adoption process, West Jordan families must adhere to Utah laws regulating adoption expenses, adoption finalization, advertising and more. These laws are outlined here.
After an adoptive family brings their baby home and satisfies post-placement visitation requirements, the adoption will need to be legally finalized in court. If you are adopting in West Jordan, your adoption specialist or attorney will contact you and tell you when and where to appear for your court hearing. For more information, learn about courts in Salt Lake County.
Things to do in West Jordan
If you are an adoptive parent and your child is born in West Jordan, you may find yourself in the area visiting your baby’s birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances. If you are looking for ways to spend your time in West Jordan before returning home, here are some of the top attractions in the area: