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.

Open Adoption and Family Services
1-800-772-1115 Espanol 800-985-6763
offices in Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Olympia, Bend, Eugene

  • free options counseling
  • birth mother/parents choose adoptive parents
  • ongoing contact with child
  • counseling
  • interstate adoptions
  • very responsive to birth mothers
  • no religious bias

Adoption Choices of Northern CA, Sacramento, CA
916-891-0302, 800-607-9200, 916-221-0193
Mari Kathryn Hendrix, Adoption Coordinator
c/o Women's Health Specialists

Amara, Seattle, 206-260-1700

  • adoption
  • foster care / adoption of foster children

Private Attorneys:
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

More resources if you are pregnant and considering adoption...

Personal Adoption Stories

page updated: April 1, 2009

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