Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law

Utah girl overjoyed when she learns of her adoption

Adoption can be a long and challenging process for all of the parties involved. It can also be a tremendously rewarding process. An 11-year old girl in Utah was recently overjoyed when she learned of her adoption. The girl, along with her two younger siblings, were recently adopted by their foster parents. After the family law court judge approved the foster parents' adoption of the 11-year old girl and her two siblings, the girl noted it was the best thing that had ever happened to her.

Adoption is an important aspect of the family law system and family law resources are available to help children and families regardless of what type of adoption process they are considering. The process can sometimes feel complex, confusing and emotional which is why family law resources are available to help guide potential parents considering adoption, and children, through the adoption process in Utah.

Whether the potential parents are consider adding to their family by adopting from foster care, agency adoption, private adoption or the family is seeking a stepparent adoption to make an emotional relationship between a stepparent and child legal, the family law process can help guide parents, children and families through the different phases of the process. There are important legal considerations and implications associated with legally adopting a child so it is important for everyone involved to be familiar with what those are.

Adoption can be exciting but the process may also seem intimidating, even for those considering it and wishing to adopt. Being knowledgeable and informed about the process can help parents, families and children enjoy a successful and rewarding adoption process.

Source:, "Girl, 11, explains her wild embrace caught on video," Christina Flores, oct. 10, 2017

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