Resources

COUNSELING

Children’s Service Society provides post adoption counseling to anyone touched by adoption. Clients will work with adoption-competent professionals with the highest credentials.

  • The fee is $100 an hour (sliding scale fee available upon need for birthparents)
  • We are located at 655 East 4500 South, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
  • Call 801-326-4391 or email liesl@cssutah.org for more information.

BOOKS

  • The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis– Empowered to Connect
  • The Girls Who Went Away-The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler  The Girls Who Went Away
  • A Child’s Journey Through Placement by Vera Fahlberg
  • Being Adopted: The lifelong Search for Self by Brodzinsky, Schechter & Hening
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge– Twenty Things
  • In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You to Know About Adoption. A Guide for Relatives and Friends by Elisabeth O’Toole–  In On It
  • Because I Loved You: A Birthmother’s View of Open Adoption by Patricia Dischler–  Because I Loved You
  • Utah’s Adoption Connection Lending LibraryA free library of more than 1,000 books regarding adoption, parenting, childhood trauma and more.

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Children’s Service Society of Utah

Free Adult Adoptee Support Group

655 East 4500 South, Suite 200 

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Call 801-326-4371 or email allison@cssutah.org to sign up

  • Children’s Service Society of Utah

Free Birth Mothers Support Group

655 East 4500 South, Suite 200

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Call 801-326-4391 or email liesl@cssutah.org to sign up

  • Life After Placement

Online Lasting Support for Birthmothers

 Life After Placement

  • Life After Placement

Birthmothers Support Group

2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

1323 W 7900 S, FIORE STUDIO, West Jordan, UT

Support Group Life After Placement

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ONLINE RESOURCES

CSS is a proud member of the American Adoption Congress, United for Adoption, the National Council for Adoption, the Utah Adoption Council, and the North American Council on Adoptable Children.