12 THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IN PRIVATE/INDEPENDENT UTAH ADOPTIONS:
1. Finding a birth mother: Paid facilitators are illegal in Utah. Only licensed agencies may be paid for matching services under Utah law. Even attorneys may not be paid for matching. Get the word out to family, friends, professionals, and others that you are looking to adopt. Prepare your profile ahead of time. If a situation doesn’t work out, use that to your advantage. Verify the pregnancy.
2. Relinquishments: When an agency is not involved, the birth mother must sign the relinquishment document in court or before a court-appointed commissioner at least 24 hours after the birth. The adoptive parents may take temporary custody of the child before the birth mother signs the relinquishment. Hospitals have different policies in this regard. The birth father or the birth mother’s husband may sign the relinquishment documents before a notary public at any time, even before the child’s birth. If the baby is born in another state, the relinquishment or consent may be taken pursuant to the laws of that state...
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