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Old 12-07-2004, 08:29 AM
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Exclamation Washington State Adoption Records

Welcome to the Search and Reunion Message Board:

The State of Washington has a “Confidential Intermediary” search program that will locate and contact birth relatives. Contact the adoption agency that facilitated the adoption or the office below:

Washington Department of Social and Health Services
Children's Administration
PO Box 45713
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 902-7959 or (360) 902-7968
Fax: (360) 902-7903

Using a Confidential Intermediary: The following persons may use the confidential intermediary service: adopted adults age 21 or older; adoptees under age 21 with permission of adoptive parents; birth parents, birth siblings, and birth grandparents. The person “found” may decline contact and if so, you will not be given information to contact them yourself.

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adoptive parents, adopted adults, and birth parents may obtain non-identifying information. Contact the adoption agency that facilitated the adoption for this information.

Obtaining Identifying Information: Identifying information is provided through a confidential intermediary system. Adopted adults also can file a form for disclosure or nondisclosure with the Department of Health.

Obtaining an Original Birth Certificate: An adopted adult age 18 or older can receive the birth certificate if the adoption was finalized after October 1, 1993, and each birth parent has not filed an affidavit of non-disclosure.

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