Utah's Adoption Connection provides the connection between children who wait and families who adopt.


Utah's Adoption Connection recruits families for children who have survived abuse and neglect.


Utah's Adoption Connection provides training and knowledge, permanency planning professionals, information and follow-up support.

Utah’s Adoption Connection envisions a world in which all children are valued and grow up in safe and permanent families, and where families are supported in their critical roles.

About the Website

Utah’s Adoption Connection works with Utah’s Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) to host this website and is managed in partnership with The Adoption Exchange, a non-profit child welfare agency serving eight states in the west, including Utah.

The children featured are all children who are in the custody of the state of Utah and are currently in foster care waiting for adoption. The best way to get more information about a particular child is to make an inquiry through this website.  To be considered for a child, a family must have a current home study.  Some of the post-adoption services listed are only available to families who have adopted through the Division of Child and Family Services, but the majority of the services are open to any family.

The Adoption Exchange Board of Directors

Lori Harding, Chair, Zions Bank
Kelly Boulton, Prime Acceptance Corp.
Carolyn Hansen, Youth Services
Tal Harry, Richter 7
Kim Lewis, Adoptive Parent
Heidi Lujan, Volunteer
Tiffany Mann, Prime Acceptance Corp.
Kristin Montague, Knight Management
Cody McBride, UT Division of Child & Family Services
John McPhie, Brashers Salt Lake Auto Auction

Ashley Page, Prime Acceptance Corp.
Elizabeth Hawkins Pratt, Former Wednesday's Child
Robyn Puzey,  Zions Bank
Jeff Rich, Wendy’s
Tanya Vea, KSL
Andrew Valasco, Richter 7
Bonnie Webb, Adoptive Parent
Stephanie Wright, Murray Chamber of Commerce
Tami Young, Prime Acceptance Corp.