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Is There Room in Your Heart and Utah Family for a Child in Need?

There is a growing need for Utah families willing to open their hearts and homes to children and teenagers who have been removed from their families because of neglect or abuse. These children need a loving family who will walk with them during a time of crisis and welcome them unconditionally into a caring home.

There is a growing need for Utah families willing to open their hearts and homes to children and teenagers who have been removed from their families because of neglect or abuse. These children need a loving family who will walk with them during a time of crisis and welcome them unconditionally into a caring home.

Our Mission To Serve Utah Children

Our Mission To Serve Utah Children

OUR MISSION is to provide the highest quality placement and treatment available to referred youth. We recognize the unique challenges these children face thus we use an individualized strength-based approach to help abused, neglected, disabled and ungovernable youth.

Our Mission To Serve Utah Children

OUR MISSION is to provide the highest quality placement and treatment available to referred youth. We recognize the unique challenges these children face thus we use an individualized strength-based approach to help abused, neglected, disabled and ungovernable youth.

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We love The Starlight Program. Our children love everybody there. They are our family. We have been with them going on 3 years now. We can't imagine life without them.

~ Troy and Pauline Hill
Foster Parents

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We love The Starlight Program. Our children love everybody there. They are our family. We have been with them going on 3 years now. We can't imagine life without them.

~ Troy and Pauline Hill

Becoming a
Foster Parent

Starlight uses a matching process to find the right fit for you and the child. As a foster parent you will work with at-risk youth children and teens who are in need of a loving and nurturing environment within a functioning family unit. We work to empower you with the tools to make the right decisions for kids placed in your home. We utilize a team approach where we provide continual support for our families.

Becoming a
Foster Parent

Starlight uses a matching process to find the right fit for you and the child. As a foster parent you will work with at-risk youth children and teens who are in need of a loving and nurturing environment within a functioning family unit. We empower you with the tools to make the right decisions for kids in your care. We utilize a team approach that provides continual support for our families.

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The staff at The Starlight Program are so friendly and are always working hard for the best interest of the children. If you are seeking to become a foster family and want solid support please contact Starlight. I would recommend anyone to this agency.

~ Todd P

Foster Care FAQs

What is Foster Care?

It is a temporary placement for children who come out of their home of origin for reasons such as: abuse, neglect, domestic violence, delinquency, drugs, or behavioral issues the biological parent is not equipped to handle.

How does Starlight get foster kids?

Foster kids in the custody of Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) are referred to agencies like Starlight with a list of criteria and treatment needs. If Starlight has a home that fit the needs of the client, DCFS will place that child with Starlight. We let you know all the information we have about the child and then you will have an opportunity to meet them before so you can determine if it is the right fit for you and them.

How long is a child in Foster Care?

Each child has a different situation, length of stay can be 6 months up to 2 years. Some kids are going to be adopted, some will return to their biological families or kin, some will stay in foster care until 18 then be terminated from custody and live independently.

What should I be prepared for when I am foster parent?

Foster care requires patience and understanding of various lifestyles and upbringing. Many of these youth have been exposed to violence, abuse, drugs and gangs at early an age. They require structure and consistency in order to thrive. Also it is important to be a good communicator and work as a team member to help advocate for the child.

Get In Touch With Us

Get In Touch With Us

Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information below. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Call 801-747-3556 or Use the Form Below

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Address & Hours

345 E 4500 S #260
Murray, UT 84107
(north side of 4500 South)

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.