Imagínese tener que dejar todo lo que es familiar para usted- su casa, sus pertenencias, su familia- y tener que llegar a un hogar donde no hablan su idioma, comen diferente, y se ven distintos a usted. Es un poco temeroso, ¿cierto? Desafortunadamente, para los niños Latinos bajo la custodia del estado de Utah, esto […]

Time for Our 9th Annual Utah Foster Care Symposium! Join foster parents*, social workers, child advocates, educators, and their allies for a one-day symposium at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Park City! Ticket sales open February 1st and end Friday, April 13th at 5pm—or when all seats are filled (whichever comes first). We will sell-out […]

Jeff and Laura Tesch live in Eden and always wanted a family. “Like a lot of young married couples, we wanted babies,” says Laura. “I ached for a baby.” But they soon found out that having their own biological children was not possible. Infertility meant they would have to find another way to start their […]

Each month, Liz Rivera welcomes a new crop of families to her pre-service training class for people wanting to become licensed foster parents. And she knows every person sitting in that class is scared to death. Freaked out. Scared of the unknown. Scared of the horror stories about who the kids in foster care really […]

You’ve heard it. You’ve thought it. “I could never be a foster parent! It’s too hard to love a child and then see them go back home.” “Foster parents do it for the money” “You must be a saint to be a foster parent!” We’ve taken a lot of phone calls from people all over […]

Are you looking for a little boost and a lot of new ideas? How about completing your in-service training credit hours or CEUs? If so, you don’t want to miss this year’s annual Symposium. Each year, Utah Foster Care brings together foster parents, child welfare professionals, and therapists from throughout Utah to hear nationally-acclaimed speakers […]

Here, at Utah Foster Care, we’re taking in all the sights, sounds, and smells of the holiday season. Our hearts burst with joy every time a generous group of people walks through our doors with toys, blankets, or presents in tow for Utah children in foster care. Will you help us ensure that no child is without by […]

What is a Journey with Utah Foster Care event (and how may I help)? A Journey is a one-hour educational program and tour held by staff and foster parents to introduce our friends and neighbors to the mission of Utah Foster Care. We started them because we recognized a need to educate the community about […]

Want to Adopt a Child?  Utah Foster Care (UFC) invites your family to learn more about adopting through foster care at events marking November as National Adoption Month. If you have questions about your qualifications or the process, these events are for you! Each year, more than 600 children are adopted from foster care in […]

Dealing with tantrums, or sudden/severe behaviors at any age can be one of the more frustrating aspects about parenting. Often, we find ourselves engaged in this tug of war, a battle of the wills. However, here is the interesting thing about this game of tug of war. If we simply drop the rope, we are […]