Chapter 26.33 RCW



HTMLPDF 26.33.010Intent.
HTMLPDF 26.33.020Definitions.
HTMLPDF 26.33.030PetitionsPlace of filingConsolidation of petitions and hearings.
HTMLPDF 26.33.040PetitionsApplication of federal Indian child welfare actRequirementsFederal servicemembers civil relief act statement and findings.
HTMLPDF 26.33.045Delay or denial of adoption on basis of race, color, or national origin prohibitedConsideration in placementExceptionTraining.
HTMLPDF 26.33.050Validity of consents, relinquishments, or orders of termination from other jurisdictionsBurden of proof.
HTMLPDF 26.33.060HearingsProcedureWitnesses.
HTMLPDF 26.33.070Appointment of guardian ad litemWhen requiredPayment of fees.
HTMLPDF 26.33.080Petition for relinquishmentFilingWritten consent required.
HTMLPDF 26.33.090Petition for relinquishmentHearingTemporary custody orderNoticeOrder of relinquishment.
HTMLPDF 26.33.100Petition for terminationWho may fileContentsTime.
HTMLPDF 26.33.110Petition for terminationTime and place of hearingNotice of hearing and petitionContents.
HTMLPDF 26.33.120TerminationGroundsFailure to appear.
HTMLPDF 26.33.130Termination orderEffect.
HTMLPDF 26.33.140Who may adopt or be adopted.
HTMLPDF 26.33.150Petition for adoptionFilingContentsPreplacement report required.
HTMLPDF 26.33.160Consent to adoptionWhen revocableProcedure.
HTMLPDF 26.33.170Consent to adoptionWhen not required.
HTMLPDF 26.33.180Preplacement report required before placement with adoptive parentsException.
HTMLPDF 26.33.190Preplacement reportRequirementsFees.
HTMLPDF 26.33.200Post-placement reportRequirementsExceptionFees.
HTMLPDF 26.33.210Preplacement or post-placement reportDepartment or agency may make report.
HTMLPDF 26.33.220Preplacement and post-placement reportsWhen not required.
HTMLPDF 26.33.230Notice of proceedings at which preplacement reports consideredContentsProof of serviceAppearanceWaiver.
HTMLPDF 26.33.240Petition for adoptionHearingNoticeDisposition.
HTMLPDF 26.33.250Decree of adoptionDetermination of place and date of birth.
HTMLPDF 26.33.260Decree of adoptionEffectAccelerated appealLimited grounds to challengeIntent.
HTMLPDF 26.33.270Decree of adoptionProtection of certain rights and benefits.
HTMLPDF 26.33.280Decree of adoptionTransmittal to state registrar of vital statistics.
HTMLPDF 26.33.290Decree of adoptionDuties of state registrar of vital statistics.
HTMLPDF 26.33.295Open adoption agreementsAgreed ordersEnforcement.
HTMLPDF 26.33.300Adoption statistical data.
HTMLPDF 26.33.310NoticeRequirementsWaiver.
HTMLPDF 26.33.320Adoption of hard to place childrenCourt's consideration of state's agreement with prospective adoptive parents.
HTMLPDF 26.33.330Records sealedInspectionFee.
HTMLPDF 26.33.340Department, agency, and court files confidentialLimited disclosure of information.
HTMLPDF 26.33.343Search for birth parent or adopted childConfidential intermediary.
HTMLPDF 26.33.345Search for birth parent or adopted childLimited release of informationNoncertified copies of original birth certificateContact preference form.
HTMLPDF 26.33.347Consent or refusal to release adoptee's identifying informationDesire to be contactedCertified statement.
HTMLPDF 26.33.350Medical reportsRequirements.
HTMLPDF 26.33.360Petition by natural parent to set aside adoptionCostsTime limit.
HTMLPDF 26.33.3701Permanent care and custody of a childAssumption, relinquishment, or transfer except by court order or statute, when prohibitedPenalty.
HTMLPDF 26.33.380Family and social history report requiredIdentity of birth parents confidential.
HTMLPDF 26.33.385Standards for locating records and informationRules.
HTMLPDF 26.33.390Information on adoption-related services.
HTMLPDF 26.33.4001AdvertisementsProhibitionsExceptionsApplication of consumer protection act.
HTMLPDF 26.33.420Postadoption contact between siblingsIntentFindings.
HTMLPDF 26.33.430Postadoption contact between siblingsDuty of court.
HTMLPDF 26.33.900Effective dateApplication1984 c 155.
HTMLPDF 26.33.902ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.
HTMLPDF 26.33.903ConstructionReligious or nonprofit organizations.


Child selling and child buying, class C felony: RCW 9A.64.030.
Dependent and delinquent children: Title 13 RCW.
Descent and distributionAdopted children: Chapter 11.04 RCW.
Paternity, determination: Chapter 26.26A RCW.
Welfare agencies for children: Title 13 RCW.