Become A Foster Parent in Utah

Want To Explore Foster Parenting?

As you begin the journey to explore foster parenting, Utah Kids Belong will support you:

View kids in our state’s foster care system who are legally free for adoption.

Connect with other foster parents, experts and resources.

Become trauma aware and invite your support network to do the same.

Connect with Foster Friendly Community businesses, faith communities and other organizations that are committed to supporting Georgia’s kinship and foster families.

Let’s Connect

Foster Parent Requirements In Utah

Utah Foster Care* is your best resource for information about becoming a kinship or foster parent in our state. But here are some key requirements to be aware of. 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Demonstrate financial stability.
  • Own or rent housing that meets physical-safety standards (e.g., fire extinguishers, adequate bedroom space, reliable transportation).
  • Demonstrate home stability. Foster parents do not need to be married, may be single or cohabitating. A live-in relationship with a significant other or same-sex partner should be established for at least one year to demonstrate stability.

Note: This link will take you to Utah Foster Care. Be sure you submitted our “Let’s Connect” form above before leaving Utah Kids Belong.

  • Utah Foster Care (UFC) is a nationally recognized nonprofit which finds, educates, and supports Utah families, who are willing and able to provide a nurturing homes for children in foster care. In Utah, more than 2,100 children are in foster care at any given time because their own families are in crisis.

What It Means To Be Trauma Aware And Why It Can Be Your Superpower

When you say yes to becoming a foster parent, you are saying yes to standing in the gap with kids during one of the most traumatic and vulnerable moments in their young lives.

Just as first-responders cannot effectively help others without properly equipping themselves, your ability to serve kids well in foster care depends in part on your awareness of trauma and its effects on kids.

Your trauma awareness can serve as a superpower in that it helps you see through walls to view the larger picture of what’s happening in and around the child or children in your care. That bigger picture can help guide your decisions and responses in ways that create safety, while providing much-needed support and encouragement.

Our America’s Kids Belong family offers a free, one-hour trauma awareness course to help you – and the people you do life with – prepare a strong and healthy support system for kids you care for as a foster parent.