What About Adoption?
In Washington-Oregon area, there are several very
good agencies to assist with adoption. We encourage you to contact them to find
out how adoption works, things to take into consideration when making the decision,
and what happens after the adoption.
In an "open" adoption, the
birth mother and adoptive mother can get to know each other and stay in touch for as long as they like. This
may or may not be right for you.
To learn more about adoption, please call
the following agencies.
Adoption and Family Services
1-800-772-1115 Espanol 800-985-6763
Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Olympia, Bend, Eugene
- free options counseling
mother/parents choose adoptive parents
- ongoing contact with child
- very responsive to birth mothers
- no religious bias
Choices of Northern CA, Sacramento, CA
Mari Kathryn Hendrix, Adoption Coordinator
c/o Women's Health Specialists
Amara, Seattle, 206-260-1700
- foster care / adoption of foster children
Rita L Bender or Raegen N Rasnic at 206-623-6501 in Seattle
Joyce Robson 253-572-5104 in Tacoma
Adoption Northwest - for WA and OR
Northwest Adoptions - based in Yakima
800-238-5437 or 509-248-7220
if you are pregnant and considering adoption...
Personal Adoption Stories
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