Becoming a parent and raising children is one of the most rewarding experiences that a person can have. Although it may be challenging at times, the joy children can bring into your life is indescribable. The decision to adopt a child is one of the most important decisions you will make. It is essential to have a strong support system at home, as well as an experienced adoption attorney to help you successfully complete the process.

Each adoption follows a similar process, but is very unique because it includes so many different variables. At Helgesen, Houtz & Jones we have had the opportunity to help several people successfully adopt their children. It is one of the most rewarding experiences we have as a law firm. If you are considering adoption we would love to answer your questions, and help you complete the process. Please give us a call, schedule a free consultation, or ask us a question using the form below. We will be here for you throughout the entire process.


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When an adult becomes the legal guardian of a child that is not biologically theirs, it is considered adoption. When the adoption is finalized, the biological parents lose rights to the child unless a contract was created during the adoption that states otherwise.

Types of adoption

There are a few different kinds of adoption including:

  • Adopting through an agency
  • Adopting independently
  • Adopting through identification
  • Adopting internationally
  • Adopt as stepparents
  • Relative adoptions
  • Adult adoptions


We are here for you

Adoption can be a very complicated process. You want to make sure it is done right. Our firm has been around sine 1982, and have successfully helped many people complete the adoption process. If you are just beginning to contemplate adoption, or ready to start the process we want to help you find answers to your questions as well as understand all of the costs involved with adoption. Please give us a call at 801-544-5306, schedule a free consultation, or ask us a question using the form below.


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Meet Our Family Law Team

Craig P. Helgesen

Family Law Attorney

Kurt M. Helgesen

Family Law Attorney


Family Law Paralegal


Family Law Paralegal

Do you need help finalizing an adoption?

Get help from our experienced Utah family law team.

Our office location in Layton, Davis County, Utah

Phone Number

(801) 544-5306

Email Address


1513 N. Hill FIeld Road, Suite 3, Layton, Utah 84041

Helgesen, Houtz & Jones

Our lawyers also serve the following areas across the state of Utah: Davis County, Morgan County, Weber County, Salt Lake County, Bountiful, Centerville, Clearfield, Clinton, East Layton, Eden, Farmington, Farr West, Fruit Heights, Harrisville, Hooper, Huntsville, Kaysville, Layton, Morgan, Mountain Green, Near me, North Ogden North Salt Lake, Ogden, Plain City, Pleasant View, Riverdale, Roy, South Ogden, South Weber, Syracuse, Uintah, Washington Terrace, West Bountiful, West Haven, West Kaysville, West Point, Woods Cross, and anyone else who desires to travel to Layton for legal services.

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