Whether you are interested in adopting a child or are placing your baby for adoption in Seattle Washington, there are local adoption and foster care resources available to you. The guide below provides local adoption agencies, home study providers and other adoption and foster care services in and around Seattle.

Additional information can be found on our Washington State Page.

Completing the Home Study in Seattle

The home study is a major component of every adoption and foster placement, and home study requirements are determined by state statutes. Information about home study requirements, qualifications and approval are available on our home study page. When you are ready to begin the home study process, contact any of these legally qualified home study providers in your state:

Near Seattle

  • Children’s House International Adoptions
  • 360-383-0623
  • “Children’s House International provides ethical adoption services, child focused recruitment, and family support. We support disadvantaged children with humanitarian aid worldwide.”
  • Your Adoptive Family
  • 206-408-7219
  • “We support your adoption experience from start to finish and we are committed to providing services to all clients without discrimination based on race, color, veteran status, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age or handicap.”
  • Evergreen Adoption Services
  • 425-652-1542
  • “Choosing Evergreen Adoption Services means you can count on experienced, professional, and compassionate social workers. We’re ready to help you understand the adoption process, to organize the required paperwork, and to support you throughout your adoption journey. Our primary aim at Evergreen Adoption Services is to help build strong, healthy, happy families. We understand the adoption process; we know firsthand the joy of a successful placement, and have made it so for hundreds of families from all ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, and lifestyles.”

In Washington:

  • Emily Farrell, MA, LMHC
  • 360-815-6445
  • “While most adoption agencies ask that the Home Studies be done within the agency, there are circumstances where an adoption is occurring outside an agency. These are generally stepparent adoptions, relative adoptions, or other adoptions where the child is well-known to the adoptive parents and may have already resided with them for an extended time. Washington State Law requires a home study regardless of the circumstances of the adoption.”
  • Homestudies Northwest
  • 360-734-0362
  • “Homestudies Northwest provides an important adoption home study service essential to the adoption process. Most folks have questions about what a homestudy is or how it fits into the adoption process. See the map for our coverage areas.”
  • All God’s Children International
  • 503-282-7652
  • “Every Washington adoptive family must work with a local home study agency to complete necessary home study and post-placement reports. The adoption home study is an in-depth report on your family, compiled by a Washington licensed social worker. In order to receive a referral for an adoptive child, your family must first finish the home study process. Once your home study is approved, your family may begin to accept a child referral. After your adopted child has arrived home, post adoption reports are also required.”

Seattle Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals

As a prospective birth parent or adoptive family, the professional you work with will play an important role throughout the adoption process, providing adoption services and support to ensure a successful adoption. If you prefer to work with a local or regional adoption professional, consider these nearby adoption agencies:

Become a Foster Parent in Seattle

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in Seattle, contact any of the following regional agencies. General information and mission statement are pasted below.

  • Amara
  • “We believe it is time that each of us—all of us—make these kids a priority. That the entire community takes responsibility for their well-being. That, together, we intervene—in the right places, in the right ways, with the right partnerships and alliances—to ensure every kid has a family that will love and care for them, as quickly as possible, and for as long as each kid needs. To give kids a chance at forging a different path and creating a more hopeful future. For themselves, and the families they will build one day.”
  • Northwest Adoption Exchange
  • “We believe it is time that each of us—all of us—make these kids a priority. That the entire community takes responsibility for their well-being. That, together, we intervene—in the right places, in the right ways, with the right partnerships and alliances—to ensure every kid has a family that will love and care for them, as quickly as possible, and for as long as each kid needs. To give kids a chance at forging a different path and creating a more hopeful future. For themselves, and the families they will build one day.”
  • World Association for Children and Parents
  • “WACAP's vision is: a family for every child. WACAP is a leading adoption and humanitarian aid agency. Since 1976, we’ve placed over 11,500 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children worldwide. WACAP is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States.”
  • Children’s Home Society of Washington
  • “Children's Home Society of Washington wants to ensure children reach their full potential. We will create an integrated hub in each community that focuses on providing comprehensive services to children from birth to age 12. The hub provides a streamlined and cohesive support system for children and families to access various services that meet all their needs.”

Hospitals in Seattle

If you are an expectant mother making an adoption plan for your baby, you will have many choices throughout the adoption process, you will create a hospital plan. This gives you control over details about your labor process and hospital stay, including your preferences for who is in the delivery room with you, how much you will interact with the adoptive family, and more. You will work with your adoption professional and your delivery hospital to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Here are some hospitals near you to contact and get started with.

Legal Considerations

To complete the adoption process, a finalization hearing is required. Find out more by contacting your local court system below.

King County Superior Court
Phone: (206) 477-1400
Location: 516 Third Avenue Seattle, WA 98104

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