Second Parent Adoption

This item indicates state laws or court decisions that allow a second parent of the same sex to petition to adopt their partner’s children, regardless of whether they are in a legally recognized relationship.

Utah has this protection in practice, with no statute in place

Surrogacy Laws

This item indicates state laws that explicitly allow for gestational surrogacy but do not exclude LGBTQ people or privilege married partners. Gestational surrogacy is a surrogacy arrangement where the surrogate has no genetic relation to the child.

Utah has this protection in statute

Foster Care Nondiscrimination

This item indicates state laws or administrative policies that prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in the placement of foster youth.

Utah has this protection in practice, with no statute in place

Foster Parent Training Required

This item indicates state laws or agency regulations that require prospective foster parents to receive training regarding LGBTQ youth in areas like cultural competency and legal requirements.

Utah has this protection in statute

Parental Presumption for Same-Sex Couples

This item indicates that the state, through statewide court rulings, statutes, or agency guidance, presumes that a parental relationship exists for both parents in a same-sex marriage with regard to any children born of that marriage.

Utah has this protection in statute

De Facto Parent Recognition

This item indicates a limited recognition of de facto parents as a basis for visitation or custody, generally through court cases. De facto parents are individuals who serve in the role of a parent, but have no legally recognized tie to the child.

Utah has this protection in practice, with no statute in place

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Parenting Laws

The data and definitions below have been pulled from the State Equality Index and compiled by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute.

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Surrogacy Laws

Parental Presumption for Same-Sex Couples

Foster Parent Training Required

Second Parent Adoption

Foster Care Nondiscrimination

De Facto Parent Recognition

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