HE CAN CONTACT BIRTHFAMILY MEMBERS THROUGH THE CONFIDENTIAL INTERMEDIARY SYSTEM IN WASHINGTON STATE.
Washington Access to Adoption Records Access to Adoption Records Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adoptive parents, adopted adults, and birth parents may obtain non-identifying information. Obtaining Identifying Information: Identifying information is provided through a confidential intermediary system. Adopted adults also can file a form for disclosure or nondisclosure with the Department of Health. Using a Confidential Intermediary: The following persons may use the confidential intermediary service: adopted adults age 21 or older, or adoptees under age 21 with permission of adoptive parents, birth parents, birth siblings, and birth grandparents. Obtaining an Original Birth Certificate: An adopted adult age 18 or older can receive the birth certificate if the adoption was finalized after October 1, 1993, and each birth parent has not filed an affidavit of non-disclosure.
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