Utah’s adoption laws are centered on the best interest of the child. Because the state wants to make sure that a placement of a child in a home is in the child’s best interest, there are some standards that need to be met. The biological parents also have Constitutional rights that need to be considered. Since there is so much at stake—children’s interests and constitutional rights—it’s important to have an attorney guide you through the process.
Adoptions come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are step-parent adoptions, open adoptions, closed adoptions, agency adoptions, private adoptions, adult adoptions, inter-state adoptions, and international adoptions. Each kind of adoption comes with its own unique circumstances and approaches. Having the right attorney can make a difference for you and your new family.