Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Administrative Rules

Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

NOTE: For a list of rules that have been made effective since April 1, 2016, please see the codification segue page.

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R512. Human Services, Child and Family Services.

Rule R512-42. Adoption by Relatives.

As in effect on April 1, 2016

Table of Contents

R512-42-1. Purpose and Authority.

(1) The purpose of this rule is to specify requirements for relatives to adopt a child in the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services (Child and Family Services).

(2) This rule is authorized by Section 62A-4a-102.

R512-42-2. Adoption by Relatives.

(1) A relative who has a relationship with a child available for adoption may apply to adopt a particular child. The application and home study will be handled in accordance with the Child and Family Services Adoption Practice Guidelines, and in accordance with Section 78B-6-128, based upon the best interest of the child.



Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

February 9, 2010

Notice of Continuation

March 5, 2012

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-4a-102; 78A-6-307; 78B-6-102; 78B-6-117; 78B-6-128; 78B-6-137

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R512, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Child and Family Services). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.