Washington Adoption Information

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Adopting in Washington

Birth parents/legal guardians, the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS), or a child-placing agency may place a child for adoption in Washington.

DSHS works with Families for Kids - Recruitment Resources to provide adoption information and training. All potential adoptive families are required to have a social worker visit their home and prepare an Adoptive Home Study. Other requirements include: family interviews, a home inspection, medical reports, financial report, references, verification of employment and a background check.

An agency can be used to find an infant that needs an adoptive home. Agencies can help facilitate a Domestic adoption in the United States or an International Adoption outside the U.S.

Individuals that choose to grow their family through a Domestic Adoption will be matched with a birth mother who has created an adoption plan for her child. Some birth parents want to select the family who will adopt their child. The agency will choose a few adoptive families to present to the birth mother. She will review their picture profiles, birth mother letter, and then make a selection or request to meet the adoptive family in person.

International Adoption is when adoptive families look into other countries to find a child that needs a home. Children who qualify for adoption in other countries must be classified as orphans by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS). The adoptive family will need to submit the I-600A form, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, and the I-600 form, Petition to Classify an Orphan as an Immediate Relative. The adoptive family will need to complete all the required paperwork, before they can be assigned a child and get permission to visit the child in their country. Children who are adopted internationally can be re-adopted once in the United States.

Unplanned Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, visit the Adoption Directory to speak with a caring professional in Washington.You can also view profiles of hopeful adoptive couples in or near Washington in the listing below, provided as a service of ParentProfiles.com.

Couples Hoping to Adopt in Washington

View profiles of hopeful adoptive parents or create your own adoption profile today on ParentProfiles.com (A service of Adoption Profiles, LLC).

Featured WA Couples from Parent Profiles
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We love life and each other, and we are so excited about the opportunity to start a family through adoption! Thank you for considering giving us the gift of becoming parents.

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Children Waiting for Adoption in Washington

Are you ready to be a parent? There are tens of thousands of children in the United States foster system and many more available children worldwide. There are many children in Washington who are hoping to be adopted.

We're sorry, Washington does not currently feature children in The Adoption.com Photolisting. Contact your state officials if you'd like to see children waiting for adoption in the Adoption.com photolisting.

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Well,.. there are people who wish to adopt my two grandkods and we are not going to do fostercare. My.two grandkids were physically abused and sexually by their father. The mother has on paper from a judge that they can never see they're dad or live with him. Does he still have to sign a.consent form? The mother died. Help. -Annie #2
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My friend lives in India with his wife and two daughters. He is not doing well financially. His real sister is a US Citizen and is living in Washington with her husband. She has no children and wants to adopt his Indian brother's younger daughter aged about 3. Both couples need guidance to start International Adoption process. Please advise on my E-mail #3
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