The Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) supports placing children in foster care with kin when appropriate — and around one-third of the children in foster care in Utah are placed with kin.
That said, DCFS also has a duty to see that children are not removed from one bad situation only to be placed in another. Because of this, DCFS will want to know a little about you before making a decision to place a child with you. There will be background checks and a walk-through of your home.
We know it can be frustrating to navigate the bureaucracy at times. Hopefully these pages can provide you with a little more insight into the process.