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  • Adoption Information from WA State

    A good place to start for those considering adopting a child in the custody of Washington state's child welfare system. Read More

    Department of Children, Youth, and Families
  • Adoption Resources | King County

    King County Adoption Services assists pro se litigants in limited types of adoptions. Litigants may purchase adoption legal forms and schedule adoption facilitation appointments with the Adoption Paralegal. Adoption Services also conducts file review for adoption termination, finalization, and review hearings. All requests for adoption records access in King County are processed through Adoption Services. Read More

    King County Superior Court
  • FAQs for Adoptees about the New Adoption Law

    Information for adoptees about how to obtain a birth certificate, medical records and information about biological parents. Read More

    Washington State Department of Health
  • FAQs for Birth Parents about the New Adoption Law

    Information about how to fill out and submit a Contact Preference Form. Read More

    Washington State Department of Health
  • How to Become a Legal Parent in Washington

    Washington law provides several ways for people raising children together to become legal parents. This publication covers: 1. Legal parentage; 2. Becoming a legal parent; 3. Other options for people who are not legal parents; 4. Parenting after divorce/separation; and 5. Resources Read More

    Legal Voice