Running a 5K and Placing 3rd in Her Division is Just One of Marcial’s Many Proud Moments!

Running a 5K and placing 3rd in her division is just one of Marcial’s many proud moments! Track and basketball are her sports of choice, she loves spending time outdoors, ...

Known for His Good Sense of Humor, and Outstanding Communication and Organizational Skills: “Redd” is Searching for His Forever Home

Reginald, who goes by “Redd,” is a mature young man who understands the importance of family! Redd is a proud older brother and is very attentive to his younger sister. ...

Did You Miss the 2016 United For Adoption Conference?

This year’s United For Adoption was a great success. It was a day full of good friends and great information. For those of you who were unable to attend, we ...

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Birth Parent Retreat – Colorado Chapter

The UFA Colorado chapter recently had a birth parent retreat. It was ...

Thermometer of our Love

Just tonight my 10 year old son said, “So why did you ...

Our Adoption Story – Brandon

I was just an average baby in all ways but, the day ...

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The Easy, Peasy Step-by-Step Guide to Adoption

  I almost laughed out loud when I titled this “easy peasy” because adoption is far, far from that. So, please, let me clarify.  When we decided to adopt, I knew nothing about the process. I was completely inundated and discouraged by all the things that Google told me. When you search “how to adopt”, […]

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Surviving the Holidays (When Your Arms Are Empty)

Ohhh, the holidays. The dreaded, joyful, stressful, crazy holidays. This time of year is magical but stressful for many. The gathering, gifts, decorations, expectations – it’s overwhelming. But a season of joy can become a season of (more) pain for those who desire a child but still have empty arms. If you’re on the path […]

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Vivian is Searching for Her Forever Family

Vivian is active and athletic, and channels her energy into her favorite hobby: dancing. With a great sense of humor, you’ll often hear her sharing a laugh with others. Playing video games or watching movies are Vivian’s preferred activities when she’s ready to unwind. School is one of Vivian’s top strengths. She is in eighth […]

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Moses, a natural performer with a knack for singing and dancing, and is searching for his forever home!

  Moses is a natural performer with a knack for singing and dancing! He loves music, listening to someone play the piano, and exercising his great sense of humor. This loveable child delights in being the center of attention and thinks it’s great when people clap for him as he sings and dances. Funny and […]

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The Happiest Times or The Hardest Times

By Kathy Searle, CSW In general, many parents feel a great amount of stress during the holidays. For first time parents, and even those of us who have experienced many holidays together as a family, these can be stressful times. We want to create that magic we dreamed about or even experienced when we were […]

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Adoption is Brutiful.

Glennon Doyle Melton said it best. “Life is never all brutal or all beautiful. It’s both, all the time. Life is brutiful.” This is most certainly true for adoption. The overwhelming brutality and pure majesty it brings will perhaps provide you with a new perspective on life that few others experience. When we choose this […]

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5 Things to Do Before You Adopt

I did none of these things. I learned the hard way. I had to backtrack and figure these things out after we had adopted and experienced some of the most gut-wrenching days I’ll ever face. I believe there were many reasons I learned these lessons in this manner. I understand it served a purpose. But […]

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UFA National Conference “Together We Rise” November 17, 2017

Are you looking forward to our 2017 UFA National Conference “Together We Rise” on November 17? We sure are! Check out this video to see all the fun we had at last year’s conference! We’ll see you on November 17!       Register for this great event here.

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2017 UFA National Conference – Together We Rise – November 17

2017 UFA National Conference – Together We Rise November 17 Kirton & McConkie @ Key Bank Tower, 36 S. State St. Suite 1900 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 United States The annual United for Adoption Conference is scheduled for November 17th, 2017. We will be offering education classes pertaining to Infant Adoption, Birth Parent Panels, […]

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The Happiest Times or The Hardest Times

THE HAPPIEST TIMES OR THE HARDEST TIMES By Kathy Searle, CSW In general, many parents feel a great amount of stress during the holidays. For first time parents, and even those of us who have experienced many holidays together as a family, these can be stressful times. We want to create that magic that we have dreamed […]

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