adoption http://kuer.org en LDS Church Will No Longer Operate Adoption Agency http://kuer.org/post/lds-church-will-no-longer-operate-adoption-agency <p></p><p>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that it will no longer operate a full-service adoption agency. LDS Family Services will instead shift resources toward counseling for unmarried, expectant parents.</p><p>LDS Family Services Adoption Manager David McConkie says the Church will still be working to promote adoption.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:12:31 +0000 Andrea Smardon 47954 at http://kuer.org LDS Church Will No Longer Operate Adoption Agency State to Revoke License of Adoption Agency http://kuer.org/post/state-revoke-license-adoption-agency <p></p><p>An adoption agency in American Fork has been put on notice that the state plans to revoke its license. In September last year, the Office of Licensing for the Utah Department of Human Services told The Adoption Center of Choice to correct various operating problems. An extensive list of violations includes missing documentation, failure to account for expenditures made on behalf of birth mothers, and failure to conduct home studies before placement of babies.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:53:53 +0000 Andrea Smardon 42183 at http://kuer.org State to Revoke License of Adoption Agency KUER News Pod: Wednesday March 27, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-march-27-2013 <p>Utah Senator Mike Lee says he’ll actively block any new gun control legislation, the Utah Supreme Court hears arguments in a controversial adoption case, and Salt Lake City wrestles with increasing fees to use the city’s athletic fields.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F85228979&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:05:27 +0000 Brian Grimmett 26990 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday March 27, 2013 Utah Supreme Court Case Challenges Constitutionality of State’s Adoption Laws http://kuer.org/post/utah-supreme-court-case-challenges-constitutionality-state-s-adoption-laws <p>The Utah Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on the appeal of Christopher Carlton, a Pennsylvania man whose baby was given up for adoption in Utah against his will.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:12:47 +0000 Andrea Smardon 26930 at http://kuer.org Utah Supreme Court Case Challenges Constitutionality of State’s Adoption Laws KUER News Pod: Thursday January 17, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-january-17-2013 <p>U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar steps down, the Utah Supreme Court puts a hold on the reunion of Terry Achane and his 2-year-old daughter, and Utah women continue to trail their male counterparts in college graduation rates.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F75346852&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:11:16 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23727 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday January 17, 2013 Utah Supreme Court Holds Off on Returning Adopted Girl to Father http://kuer.org/post/utah-supreme-court-holds-returning-adopted-girl-father <p>South Carolina Army drill sergeant Terry Achane thought he would be reunited with his 2-year-old daughter in Provo Wednesday, but it didn’t turn out that way.&nbsp; The Utah Supreme Court put a temporary hold on a lower court judge’s order giving Achane custody of his daughter.&nbsp;</p><p>Achane’s daughter Teleah was placed for adoption at birth without his consent or knowledge.&nbsp; After months of litigation, Achane’s attorney Mark Wiser says his client was en route to Provo for a hearing in 4<sup>th</sup> District Court where he expected to finally gain custody of his daughter.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:13:12 +0000 Andrea Smardon 23692 at http://kuer.org Utah Supreme Court Holds Off on Returning Adopted Girl to Father Ruling on Utah Birth Father’s Rights in Adoption Case Expected Soon http://kuer.org/post/ruling-utah-birth-father-s-rights-adoption-case-expected-soon <p>A ruling is expected shortly in the case of Jake Strickland - a Utah father who has been trying for almost two years to gain custody of his child.&nbsp; Strickland’s son Jack was put up for adoption by the child’s mother.&nbsp; 2<sup>nd</sup> District Judge David Hamilton held a hearing in the case Wednesday, and said he would deliver a ruling soon.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Jake Strickland told KUER he wants an answer.</p><p>“It feels like it’s dragging on and on and right now, I don’t see an end to it,” said Strickland, “but as long as I have to keep fighting I will.”</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:21:03 +0000 Andrea Smardon 22623 at http://kuer.org Ruling on Utah Birth Father’s Rights in Adoption Case Expected Soon Utah Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Florida Father in Adoption Case http://kuer.org/post/utah-supreme-court-rules-favor-florida-father-adoption-case <p>The Utah Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Florida father who did not want his daughter put up for adoption here.&nbsp; The Court found that Utah’s adoption law was "constitutionally defective" in this case. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:51:09 +0000 Andrea Smardon 21623 at http://kuer.org