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 […]

By Kayla Maxfield, DCFS Resource Family Consultant. For the past eleven years, Stephanie Olsen has made an incredible impact on the lives of so many children in foster care. As you read more about her incredible work, you will realize why the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is honoring her as the […]

Utah Foster Care is pleased to open registration for our 9th Annual Symposium – this year, featuring Dr. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., speaking on Collaborative Problem Solving with Children. As the Director of Think: Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ablon has long been involved in treating children with challenging behavior. […]

I’ve had the privilege of presenting to a group of foster and adoptive parents a training on the importance of emotional regulation. The topic included a discussion of the need for parents to maintain emotional regulation in order to both model and teach children to do the same. Many of the strategies involved skills many […]

Judges say Adoption Day is one of their happiest days in court. And, so it was for Jennifer and David Rosskopf of South Jordan, when they adopted their three children. Did you know last year alone, more than 600 children were adopted from foster care in Utah? Did you also know that this is one of […]

In Utah, each prospective foster family is required to attend classes in advance of becoming a foster parent. These 32 hours of classes are called “pre-service training” and take a month to complete and are required for licensing. Utah Foster Care (UFC) trainers schedule these trainings throughout the state each month. You must register for classes […]

Wednesday February 20th 6:00–7:30 pm Utah Foster Care 491 East Riverside Drive, #2B A unique opportunity to hear from a panel of foster families who have cared for teenagers. Discover the rewards and challenges of fostering teens. Open to the public and licensed foster families (in-service training hours available). Dinner provided. Please RSVP to (435) […]