The Center for Health Statistics registers and maintains birth records for adoptees born in Washington State and for adoptees born outside the United States and adopted through a Washington State court. Chapter 26.33 RCW regulates adoption in Washington.
Find out about the Adoption Law (SHB1525), including:
- Birth Parent Contact Preference Form (DOH 422-110) and Medical History Form (DOH 422-111)
- Changes to who can get an original (pre-adoption) birth certificate
- Frequently asked questions for adoptees and birth parents
- Getting an Original (pre-adoption) Birth Certificate
You can get a birth certificate for an adopted child who was: