Why Choose Us?

After our own adoptions, we knew the adoption process could be smoother, more ethical and more supportive of adoptive families. We understood, from our experiences, that the most important parts about adoption assistance are often overlooked by agencies. At A Guardian Angel Adoptions we work on creating a supportive, loving and compassionate process to ensure that the most important moments are as stress free, beautiful and sacred as they deserve to be. Through best adoption practices, complete adherence to adoption licensing regulations and years of experience, we feel we have accomplished this objective and feel blessed to have created our big, beautiful A Guardian Angel Family!

Steps to Adoption

A Guardian Angel tailors each step of the adoption process specifically for your family. Our experienced adoption professionals are here to help you every step of the way, from your first question to post-placement and follow-up. Contact us to learn more about each step of the adoption process.

Step 1: Application

Step 2: The Home Study Process

Step 3: Presentation

Step 4: Match

Step 5: Delivery

Step 6: Post Placement

Adoptive Family FAQ

    • What are the first steps?

      You will need to obtain a current home study from a licensed social worker in your home state. If you live in Utah we can provide you with that service. You will also need to download, print and complete the application forms that you will find on this website. If you have any questions along the way please do not hesitate to call our staff. They are available to answer any application or adoption questions you may have.

    • What are the adoption requirements?

      In order to be qualified to adopt with A Guardian Angel Adoptions, LLC, you must meet the following requirements as well as receive a favorable, current home study evaluation by a licensed social worker in your state.

      • Adoptive parents must be married for at least two years and have a stable marriage. Single parents are
        also welcome to apply.
        • Adoptive parents should exhibit high moral standards, be emotionally stable, and have good parenting
        • Adoptive parents should be no older than 55 years, be in good physical health and have a life expectancy
        long enough to raise their children.
        • Adoptive parents should have sufficient income to care for their family, and also be able to provide medical insurance and life insurance for the child’s protection.
        • Adoptive parents must clear a criminal background and child abuse background screenings.
        • Adoptive parents must have a favorable current adoptive home evaluation and be able to provide the
        agency with all other necessary documentation concerning their family circumstance.

        *Additional items may be required by your state

    • Is there financial assistance?

      Financial assistance is available from many different sources. Most financial institutions do not understand the unique situation surrounding the adoption process, but we have worked with several companies over the years who have strived to meet each families individual needs. There are many choices available, but each one has their own unique set of guidelines and requirements. You will want to do your due diligence in searching and investigating these companies to ensure they will work with your individual situation.

      A Guardian Angel does not recommend nor guarantee any result or approval from the various institutions. Again, we encourage you to do your own research and due diligence. Here is a list of assistance programs that we are aware of.

    • Can I choose the gender of the baby?

      Our families are welcome to specify a preference on gender however, we cannot guarantee that the ultrasound will be 100% accurate. We will do our best to determine gender by ultrasound but will not endanger birth mother or baby by using other means to determine gender. We would never want a family to walk out on a baby or birth mother because of a gender issue. If you are only open to one gender please only apply to stork situations where gender is already known.

    • Do we need an attorney?

      If you are adopting in Utah you do not need to retain an attorney for finalization until just before you travel or just after you return home. We suggest that you petition the courts for adoption within the first month after your baby is born and your attorney will need to initiate that for you. We recommend using an American Academy of Adoption Attorney for your adoption.

    • How does the matching process work?

      First, we gather all the necessary information about the case. This information consists of the application packet, the social summary, the State of Utah Non-Identifying social and medical information forms as well as case notes from the case manager and reports including a drug screen from our doctor. We then will post the situation online for our families to view. Minimal information is posted to protect the privacy of the birth mother. If you are interested in hearing about the situation we will call you and review the information with you. We feel that it is important to have a conversation with you so that you can have your questions answered and make the best decision possible with the best information we have.

      After all families have decided we will pull the profiles and make presentation to the birth mother. Once she makes a decision we will call you and let you know the outcome either way. The selected family will then be assigned a case manager and we will usually have a conference call at this point in the process. Your case manager will host this call so you will not be alone.

    • What happens after the match?

      After you are matched with your birth mother you will receive a matching packet by email. This packet will include information about traveling to Utah and what will happen when you get here. The packet contains information about housing as well as rental car agencies and so forth. You will also get a call from the financial director and she will go over the financial contract and obligations.

      At this time you will also begin getting updates on your birth mother and baby a couple of times a week. Your case manager will stay in close contact with you until you travel to Utah. She will then meet you at the airport and walk you through the placement process.

    • How long will my stay in Utah be?

      The typical stay is anywhere from 10 to 14 days.

    • Is there a revocation period?

      No. Once the birth mother signs her paperwork there in no revocation period.

    • How long is the baby in the hospital? When can the birth mother sign away rights?

      For a normal healthy newborn the stay is 48 hours. However, if the birth mother stays longer then baby will stay also. In Utah, a birth mother can sign her paperwork 24 hours after delivery.

    • When is my adoption final?

      You may finalize in Utah after 6 months. Check with your attorney in your state for their requirements.

    • I’m overwhelmed, can I get more specific information and help?

      For prospective, adoptive parents, we recognize that the process can be very overwhelming.  In addition to our caring staff, who are readily available to assist in any way you need, we offer several specific services to facilitate your adoption and make sure that everything goes smoothly.

      We also provide educational opportunities, interstate compact services, legal services, counseling, and many others. We can guide you to several financial assistance options, that various organizations have available, to cut down on the possible financial burden of adoption. We also work hard to make sure that your waiting periods are short and aren’t unnecessarily drawn out. Our goal is to help you adopt in months, rather than years.

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Joyful Stories

“From start to finish, A Guardian Angel made our adoption experience something we will always cherish. They took care of all the details so we could just focus on loving our new baby, Luke.”

– Warren & Angie

“We’ve had the opportunity to adopt two children from this agency. Adoption is a scary thing and they did a great job attending to our needs and the needs of our birth moms. We are very grateful to have been able to work with them. They are experienced and empathetic to all parties involved. We would use them again without hesitation.”

– Anonymous

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  You all have made the situation a lot easier. Thank you!

– Anonymous

Everything was done that could possibly be done to make me happy and comfortable.  I will never forget the people who helped save me and my little angel.

– Anonymous

Our gratitude goes out to everyone at A Guardian Angel Adoptions.  This past week has been so hard and so heart breaking, but you guys have helped us so much.  I don’t think a day went by that we didn’t get a call from someone checking on us to make sure we were okay  and asking if they could help in any way.  The love and concern you have shown me and my family has truly been Christ like.

Matt and I never in a million years thought we’d have to go through what we did when we lost our own little boy.  And some people would think that it wouldn’t hurt as much.  But there’s something about telling all your friends and family and buying that first package of diapers and formula that makes that baby so real in your heart.  I’m grateful that you all knew how much she meant to us.  I knew the funeral would be hard, but seeing the care and gentle love you showed to Kimberly filled our hearts.  We were so touched by the deep caring and love you showed her.  You guys aren’t an adoption agency, you truly are angels.  Every single one of you.  When we got home and found a beautiful bouquet of flowers we both got tears in our eyes.  And the book on grieving that was perfect for our kids was amazing.

It’s easy for people to forget that our kids were looking forward to being with their little sister too.  But you guys didn’t.  Words can’t express our gratitude for all you’ve done for us.  It reminds me of the scripture where we are commanded to mourn with those who mourn.  You did that for us.  I know that Heavenly Father must look down on you guys and have joy in your work.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being the good people that you are.

– Adoptive mom