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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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 wanted to share some of what went on. Below are a few links to information from some of the presentations given, including the presentation from […]

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Birth Parent Retreat – Colorado Chapter

The UFA Colorado chapter recently had a birth parent retreat. It was a great success. Here is what just a couple of the birth mothers had to say about the event. At first I was apprehensive about going to the UFA retreat. Was I going to be judged? I didn’t really know anyone, what was […]

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Matching Monday: Taylor is searching for a forever family!

Taylor sees the world through the eyes of an artist! She has a talent for drawing and a passion for many forms of art. Listening to music is an activity that brings Taylor happiness, especially when accompanied by a yoga class or a nice long walk. Two of her favorite things are McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets […]

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Join us for our 2016 “Hope Anchors” National Adoption Conference

Date: November 12, 2016 Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Location: Key Bank Tower, Salt Lake City Cost: Starting at $30.00   The annual United for Adoption Conference is scheduled for November 12th, 2016. We will be offering education classes pertaining to Infant Adoption, Birth Parent Panels, International Adoption and Adoption through Foster Care. We hope you save […]

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Thermometer of our Love

Just tonight my 10 year old son said, “So why did you adopt me and Silvanie?” This quiet voice from across the room asked the profound question once again. In the middle of me helping his sister with homework, Bernard’s thoughts were not on spelling or math, but on his adoption and his native land […]

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Easter Egg Hunt Pictures

We had a blast at this years UFA Easter Egg hunt.  Here’s a bunch of pictures from the day.  Thanks to all who came and supported!

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My Journey As An Adoptee and Birth Mother

My name is Suzy, and I’m an adoptee and a birth mother. From the time I was just a little girl I knew that I was adopted. It was something that was often talked about in our house. I always knew that I could ask questions when I had them and that I would get […]

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Our Adoption Story – Brandon

I was just an average baby in all ways but, the day I was placed in my adoptive mother’s arms, by my birth mother, I was the world’s most amazing boy! At three days old, my life changed directions in a way I could not comprehend in my infancy. My parents raised me in a […]

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My Story – Birthmother Jess

My name is Jess Urban – wife, mother to a rambunctious 2-year old daughter – Adalynn Zoe, and birthmother to my first born daughter- Celine “Zoe” Grace, age 12. My journey to motherhood has not been an easy one. I had the opportunity to become a mother at the tender age of 17. However, I […]

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