Domestic Adoption Process – CSS will prepare a home study and provide post placement supervision for children adopted out of state custody. We highly recommend that you become a licensed foster parent in the state of UT before considering adopting a child out of state custody.
Children in custody of the state are there because they have been abused and/or neglected and have special needs because of their traumatic histories. You need to be well prepared for the unique challenges of parenting a child with a history of trauma.
Utah does not require that you become a licensed foster parent in order to adopt a child out of foster care however; many other states do require you to be licensed before they will consider placing a child in their custody into your home for adoption.
Every state is different so if you are planning to adopt a child in another state, we always recommend you become licensed in order to broaden your possibilities of receiving placement of a child.
Please contact Allison for an application: firstname.lastname@example.org