Christian Harrison

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 […]

LDS Living magazine Lecia Crider August 20, 2010 With approximately half a million U.S. children in the foster care system, the demand for loving foster parents is overwhelming. While foster parenting is fraught with both joys and challenges, many who open their homes to children in need count it among the most rewarding experiences of […]

Utah Foster Care offices are absolutely bustling with the hum of the holidays! Every day, somewhere in Utah, people are going above and beyond to provide presents for children and teens in foster care. Giving Trees have been up at businesses and stores since November, where children small and not-so-small have placed their wishes on […]

Utah Foster Care (UFC) is proud to be one of seven Utah nonprofits to receive a grant from the Ironman Foundation Community Fund, in conjunction with the Ironman 70.3 St George triathlon, on May 2. The grant will go towards supporting UFC’s Wishing Well Fund, which provides children in foster care with enrichment activities, as […]

New Year resolutions are a marvelous tradition — a chance to do better by working a little harder or to bite the bullet when facing a big task. And, as luck would have it, foster care meets both of those criteria! It’s a chance to make a difference in the world by caring for our most vulnerable. […]

Your gift to a child in foster care not only fulfills their wish for Christmas gifts, but also their wish to be a normal child, not a “foster kid.” There are several ways you can help. Select an ornament from our Giving Tree — We ask foster families to send in specific requests from each child in […]

Utah Foster Care is excited to be the charity chosen to benefit from this year’s Davis County Commission Gala and Silent Auction on Thursday, October 9th. The theme is New York, New York with entertainment provided by Jim Brickman! Funds raised from the gala’s silent auction will be donated to Utah Foster Care to support our programs — and […]

A short 2 ½ years ago, I joined the team at Utah Foster Care and it’s been quite a learning experience. Foster families are amazing. The children in foster care, who have been through the most difficult experiences you can imagine, are lovable and sweet. Our team continues to build on the success of previous […]

Box Elder News Journal Claire Thornock-Brazelton Features Editor features@benewsjournal.com At first thought, five teenager daughters under one roof can sound quite daunting and down right crazy. But the love and laughter that generates in the Bartz home diminishes most of those feelings the second they open their door. In celebration of November being National Adoption […]

BOUNTIFUL — In January, the LDS Relief Societies of the Bountiful Val Verda Stake, together with the community began an ambitious project of creating 800 care bags for children entering foster care. Last weekend they achieved their goal, filling 812 bags for children living between the Utah-Idaho border and North Salt Lake. Goal or not, […]