- Associated Press - Sunday, February 23, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah adoption center involved in a string of disputed adoptions has lost its license to operate in the state.

Utah Department of Human Services officials say the Adoption Center of Choice failed to respond to a Thursday deadline to appeal the state Office of Licensing’s plan to revoke its license.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1fmgBb3 ) that means the American Fork-based adoption agency can no longer engage in child-placing activities.

Telephone calls to attorneys who have represented the agency weren’t immediately returned. Calls to the center’s listed number resulted in a rapid busy signal.

The center, founded in 1995, was involved in at least six disputed adoptions that led to court rulings. Five involved unmarried fathers, none of whom were able to stop adoptions of their biological children.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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