“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's
when you find out who you are." - Joss Whedon

Monday, July 2, 2012

Some Info on Northwest Adoption Exhange (NWAE)

Northwest Adoption Exchange
600 Steward Street
Seattle, WA 98101

No Fees.  They do not do home studies.  They will accept a couples' home study from a private agency.  They reported that they are willing to accept studies from LDS Family Services but couples would also need to be Licensed with the State Foster Care System.  They are a neutral 3rd party whose goal is to connect children with families.  Foster Licensed, couples would possibly be eligible for State funds for the child until adoption final (usually about 6 months).  They work with all States.  They are funded by donation and through State contracts.  It is up to the individual Social Worker of each child to determine if family is a good fit.  Seems like a great option for those willing to become Foster Licensed.  Click here for more information on becoming a licensed foster parent in Washington State.

To view this information later, or to learn about other adoption agencies, see the Adoption Agencies Tab at the top of this blog. If you are familiar with Northwest Adoption Exchange, we would LOVE to know more about your experience.  Feel free to comment below or email Larissa directly.

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