- Utah adoptions require consent from the following parties:
- Both parents, or surviving parent of a child who was conceived or born during a marriage.
- The mother of a child who was born outside of marriage.
- Biological parent who has been legally declared to be the biological father of the child by the courts, prior to the mother’s execution of consent to adopt or relinquish the child for adoption.
- Biological parents who execute and file voluntary declaration of paternity with the State registrar within the Department of Health, before the mother’s execution of consent to adopt or relinquish the child for adoption.
- Unmarried father of the child, only if he complies with requirements to develop a substantial relationship with the child and acknowledges himself to be the father, and initiates paternity proceedings and will support the child.
Paperwork is Essential
All adoptions will include multiple papers to be filled out before the proceedings can move forward. There is a packet of information that needs to be shared with prospective parents. We want to make the adoption process as seamless as possible for you and your family. For more information about Utah adoption law, contact Tony Jarrett, Attorney at Law today.