Closes 21 July, 2017 Retention Services Specialist Reports to Director of Foster Family Retention Part-time 20-Hour Position Vernal, UT It is the goal of the Utah Foster Care Foundation’s Foster Family Retention Department to support resource families in their desire to care for children in foster care. The support, training, and professional regard given to […]

After nearly five years, utahfostercare.org is sporting a new look! While our web team has always kept the web site up-to-date, it took a special effort to update the functionality of the web site to better meet the needs of modern web surfers—including the 50% of our viewers who visit using mobile devices! So Utah […]

You may have heard that Utah is experiencing a surge in the number of children being placed in foster care because of abuse or neglect. In fact, the Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) is having trouble finding foster homes for even young children. Many of these young children also have older brothers and sisters […]

It would be hard to find a father more involved in his children’s lives than Marcos. In every placement over the last 6 years, he has never missed one court hearing, one family team meeting, or one bio family visit. He makes it to most of the doctor appointments as well and has taken off […]

Pleasant Grove residents Nate Ingles and his wife Maren have been foster parents since 2015. The Ingles family took in a newborn girl who was ultimately diagnosed with liver cancer shortly after placement. Nate committed his time and energy to care for the child, even taking extended time to work from home to meet her […]

Congratulations to our Western Region Foster Mom of the Year Jessica Longmore! Jessica and her husband David have been foster parents since 2014. Jessica is a Registered Nurse with four biological children, who are all homeschooled. Jessica effectively juggles sporting events, therapy, doctor appointments, school activities, and more while she teaches piano and music that […]

We are pleased to introduce you to Heidi Naylor, Utah Foster Care’s new Foster Parent Retention Services Specialist in Western Region. Heidi is known for her enthusiasm and will be a valuable resource to foster families in Utah County and surrounding areas. We asked Heidi to tell us a little bit about herself.  I am […]

Article courtesy of the Family Support Center of Ogden “The capacity to grieve is just as much a part of us as the capacity to love”  – author unknown You and your family have spent days and nights helping this child become a part of your family. Some of these days and nights have been […]

Prospective foster parents often wonder how they are going to handle the ups and downs of fostering. What if the children exhibit challenging behavior? What types of discipline are acceptable? And what are some ways to cope with the stress of caring for children who have been abused or neglected? Every hard moment has lead […]

As excerpted from Iron County Today 5.18.17 –by Holly Linford  In light of May being Foster Care Awareness Month, Cedar City resident, Jen Daughtery has been nominated as Foster Mother of the Year by the Utah Division of Child and Family Services. Amy Bates, a Foster-Adoptive Consultant in the Southwest Region for Utah Foster Care, said […]