Private and Agency Adoption Laws


Private and Public Agency Adoption Attorney In Southern Utah

For many people going through an adoption agency is a better option that a private adoption. Agencies provide many benefits to prospective parents such as matching children with families, finding the child’s biological parents, help with home inspections and filing the adoption paperwork. There are two different adoption agencies, public and private agencies.


Private Adoption Agencies 

Private adoption agencies can often offer private counseling to the members involved in an adoption from the child being adopted (if old enough and feels it is necessary), the adopting parents and even the biological parents and can create a very smooth transition for adoptive families. Because private adoption agencies are privately funded they are often much more exclusive when it comes to selecting prospective parents. They will sometimes screen for several different factors including: 

  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Income
  • Health
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Personal history
  • Family size



Public Adoption Agencies 

Public adoption agencies often have multiple children who need to be adopted, but they are often underfunded and cannot provide as smooth as a transition as private agencies. Public adoptions are often foster to adopt programs. Public agencies generally do not charge as much as private agencies and are less selective. There are different wait times for both types of agencies and different types of costs associated with both. If you are struggling to find an agency that works for you don’t hesitate to contact one of our attorneys. 


We worked with Ruesch and Reeve the entire staff was helpful and attentive to our needs. Ben really kept us grounded through a very personal and difficult adoption case. We can’t thank them enough. We also are confident they will be there for us, as this is an ever-changing situation. Thank you so much

Don L

Ruesch & Reeve have an outstanding legal practice. Their staff is professional, knowledgeable, and kind. Adoption raises lots of questions and they were always there to provide answers and insights in my adoption case. Raymond is very amicable and as a family man, he understands the hardships associated with these processes. Raymond works very hard for his clients and I was thoroughly impressed with the representation and counsel he provides. There is no question that Raymond truly cares about his clients and he goes above and beyond to provide the help we need. I would recommend his services 10/10.

Josh N

Ben and his whole team are nothing short of amazing! I can’t even put it into words how grateful I am to have had him to represent me in such a sensitive case. He and Nate Reeve took it on and helped me with everything and never let me down. I’ll forever be thankful to you! If you need an attorney to hire Benjamin Ruesch or any of his staff are outstanding and they will be the decision you can make. Thank you, Ben and team !!

Kevin S

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Ruesch & Reeve, PLLC.

86 North 3400 West
Building C Suite 101
Hurricane, Utah 84737

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