Birth Mother Wanted to Decide

Mental health issues have plagued Krista* all her adult life. Through these struggles, four of her children were placed in foster care/adopted. Krista understood her health prohibited her from adequately…

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The Domestic Adoption Process

adoption or fertilityWith infertility rates increasing, more couples are looking to domestic adoptions to satisfy their needs, wants and desires to have a family of their own. Heart to Heart, a Utah adoption agency specializes in helping birthmothers with unplanned pregnancies. They strive to make the domestic adoption process as smooth as possible for birthmothers and adoptive parents. The general domestic adoption process includes:

  • Types of Adoption – First, prospective adoptive parents must consider what type of adoption they would prefer. Do they want a private adoption or one that is through a state foster care system? Would they prefer to adopt an older child or a newborn? Do they want contact with the birthparents once the adoption process is complete? Do they want to receive medical history and related information about the birthparents? (more…)


Morocco’s Adoption Laws Change

Morocco Adoption Law - Utah Adoption AgencyMorocco has recently changed their nationwide adoption laws, leaving foreign couples without hope and promise, simply devastated by the turn of events.

As a predominantly Muslim country, many North African nations require religion be a determining factor when adopting children. However, last September, Morocco amended their laws, ultimately banning foreigners from adopting children. Morocco claims this is helping protect children’s interests and ultimately their religious identities.

Meanwhile, foreigners that have already entered the adoption process hold with baited breath, waiting to see if their applications will become null and void under the new laws. More than 100 families are affected, including American, French and Spanish citizens, as well as Moroccans living abroad in Europe. These couples were awarded children prior to the change in laws, but are still awaiting final guardianship decisions. (more…)

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When Stars Adopt

Celebrity Adoptions - Utah Adoption AssistanceWhen Hollywood stars adopt, the world commands attention. Helping bring notoriety and social acceptance to adoption myths, some Hollywood actresses are open about their issues battling infertility, while others promote social justice for orphans and unplanned pregnancies.

Heart to Heart, a Utah adoption agency, chronicles some of the famous Hollywood actresses who have adopted a child, including:

  • Charlize Theron – The 36-year-old actress adopted a little African American boy, named Jackson.
  • Sandra Bullock – The Oscar winner adopted Louis, a little boy, and finalized her adoption after her divorce as a single parent.
  • Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie – Having three biological children, the couple also has three adopted children: one from Ethiopia, Cambodia and Vietnam. (more…)


The Reason ‘Find My Parents’ Facebook Posts are Working

Facebook Birth Parent Search - Utah AdoptionsJust last year the ever popular and growing social networking platform, known as “Facebook” reached one billion users. With activity in countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, this social platform has literally redefined the social culture and how people stay in touch.

Long ago if people wanted to track down an old high school friend, the chances were slim, relying mostly on word of mouth, white page research and the yellow pages. Today, with Facebook literally taking over the world of social media, people can instantly find friends from grade school, middle school, high school or college simply with the ease of using Facebook’s search tools. (more…)