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Adoption

The process to provide a safe, loving home for newborns.

24-hour hospital

Parents or someone acting on the parent’s behalf, safely relinquishes a newborn at a 24-hour hospital.

Legal custody

Utah Division of Child and Family Services assumes legal custody of the newborn as soon as the division is notified by the hospital.

Paternity registry

Utah Division of Child and Family Services, with the Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics will do a search within the Paternity Registry for unmarried biological fathers.

Anonymous

Hospital staff may ask about the medical history of the newborn - any information provided will be anonymous.

Missing child

Utah Division of Child and Family Services will make sure the newborn has not been identified as a missing child.

Adoption

Utah Division of Child and Family Services will place the newborn into a potential adoptive home.

Interested in adopting? Contact Utah Foster Care