As a prospective adoptive or birth parent in West Valley City, you are likely looking for answers to your questions about adopting or placing a baby for adoption in Utah. Fortunately, there are many adoption and foster care resources and professionals in your area who can give you this information.
Learn more about adoption in West Valley City below, and find additional information about adoption laws, processes and qualifications on our Adoption in Utah page.
West Valley City Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals
To begin the adoption process, many hopeful adoptive parents and pregnant women considering adoption first choose an adoption professional to help.
You have many choices when selecting an adoption professional. If you are interested in working with an adoption agency or attorney near West Valley City, consider the following:
How to Become a Foster Parent in West Valley City
Being a foster parent or adopting from the foster system can be a rewarding experience. Prior to beginning the foster care or foster-to-adopt process in West Valley City, all prospective parents must meet certain Utah requirements for foster parents.
If you are ready to become a foster parent or if you have additional questions, contact a foster care professional in the West Valley City area:
Home Study Providers in West Valley City
For adoptive and foster parents, it is one of the most important parts of the process: the home study. The Utah home study process includes criminal records checks, personal interviews and more.
For more information about what to expect during the home study process, visit our How to Adopt in Utah page.
It is important to choose the right professional to complete your adoption home study and ensure it complies with all state laws and requirements. To get started, contact a licensed home study provider in your area:
- Children’s Service Society
For families looking to complete a domestic adoption, or adopt out of foster care, Children’s Service Society can complete your home study.
- Utah Adoption Specialists
Utah Adoption Specialists works with families all over Utah to provide resources they need for a successful home study.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Utah home study providers.
Hospitals in West Valley City
For birth parents and adoptive families alike, the baby’s birth is one of the most emotional parts of the adoption process. If you are making an adoption plan for your baby as a prospective birth mother, it will be entirely up to you to decide how you want this experience to go.
You will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to create a hospital plan. When you are ready to take this step, here are some West Valley City hospitals that may be able to assist you:
- Jordan Valley Medical Center
3460 South 4155 West
West Valley City, UT 84120
- Intermountain LDS Hospital
8thAve C St
Salt Lake City, UT 84134
Find additional hospitals, as well as other local adoption and foster care resources, in nearby Salt Lake City, Utah.
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Adoptive and birth parents often have questions about West Valley City adoption laws and regulations. These laws are determined by the state and are the same in West Valley City as they are anywhere else in the state. The following provides an overview of the types of laws regulating Utah adoptions.
Adoption Laws for Birth Parents
Consent and relinquishment are some of the major legal processes for birth parents and women considering adoption in Utah. Information about consent and relinquishment laws, protecting birth father rights and more is included in our Utah adoption information.
Laws for Adoptive Families
Hopeful adoptive parents often wonder what types of adoption professionals they can work with, what adoption expenses they can pay, and even whether they meet the eligibility requirements to adopt in Utah. This information, along with other Utah adoption laws and home study information, can be found here.
At the end of the adoption process, every adoption must be legally finalized in court. If you are adopting in West Valley City, Utah, find information about finalizing your adoption in Salt Lake County.
Things to do in West Valley City
If you are adopting a child from West Valley City, you may find yourself spending some time in the city, either visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC clearances. Here are some fun local attractions to visit if you are looking for ways to spend your time in West Valley City: