Draper residents Rob and Kim Gerlach began their journey as foster parents when they were asked to care for a baby girl through a distant relative. After learning that the greatest need is for families to foster teens, they became foster parents to several teenage boys (going from diapers to dating!). When asked about their […]

Utah Foster Care (UFC) has been selected for a prestigious national award for its comprehensive set of practices that support a healthy, high-performing work environment. UFC was launched in 1999 by Governor Mike Leavitt and the Utah legislature to recruit, train, and support families to care for children in Utah’s foster care system. It’s work […]

As a part of Utah’s amazing Chalk Art Festival each year, Utah Foster Care (UFC) presents five dads from around the state with the prestigious Foster Dad of the Year Award. This event, held over Fathers Day weekend, is one of the highlights of the year here at UFC! Support Foster Dad of the Year […]

The annual Utah Foster Care Chalk Art Festival shines the spotlight on the needs of Utah children in foster care and the contributions of our state’s dedicated foster families. Each year, some twenty-thousand people turn out to see 125 artists paint the streets and raise funds that benefit these deserving children and families. Want to […]

Each year, Utah Foster Care (UFC) holds its Hearts of Gold Breakfast. The breakfast is a way for Utahns to learn about UFC’s mission and to hear experiences of real foster parents and children in foster care. The fundraising breakfast is a free event and we are always looking for table captains. Information for this […]

May is National Foster Care Month and it’s a busy month for us! It’s a time to honor our outstanding foster families in Utah. It is also a time for the rest of us who aren’t foster parents to find a way to contribute something to support these deserving families. The Annual Hearts of Gold […]

Are you a foster parent? Need help making the giving season a little brighter for the children placed in your care? The Giving Tree program helps Utah-licensed foster parents in the Northern and Salt Lake regions (Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, Tooele, and Weber counties) with current placements during the giving season […]

“A brush and comb.” “My sister.” “Someone to trust.” These are just some of the things children want and need. The words were on signs carried by a parade of children across the stage at Utah Foster Care’s Annual Hearts of Gold luncheon. The event kicked off National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize […]

I just had the opportunity to represent the best of what we do. I went to Spanish Oaks Elementary to collect a donation. Two 4th grade classes chose to have a read-a-thon and gather monies towards every minute they read. Their goal was $450.00 per class, a phenomenal goal for 9 year olds. They were […]

In honor of the opening of their 50th hotel, Home2 Suites by Hilton held 50 Acts of Kindness events around the country. Utah Foster Care was extremely fortunate to be selected by the Home2 Suites in Layton as the recipient of their charitable event. Local community members were invited to attend and join in the […]