§ 26.33.010 Intent
§ 26.33.020 Definitions
§ 26.33.030 Petitions — Place of filing — Consolidation of petitions and hearings
§ 26.33.040 Petitions — Application of federal Indian child welfare act — Requirements — Federal servicemembers civil relief act statement and findings
§ 26.33.045 Delay or denial of adoption on basis of race, color, or national origin prohibited — Consideration in placement — Exception — Training
§ 26.33.050 Validity of consents, relinquishments, or orders of termination from other jurisdictions — Burden of proof
§ 26.33.060 Hearings — Procedure — Witnesses
§ 26.33.070 Appointment of guardian ad litem — When required — Payment of fees
§ 26.33.080 Petition for relinquishment — Filing — Written consent required
§ 26.33.090 Petition for relinquishment — Hearing — Temporary custody order — Notice — Order of relinquishment
§ 26.33.100 Petition for termination — Who may file — Contents — Time
§ 26.33.110 Petition for termination — Time and place of hearing — Notice of hearing and petition — Contents
§ 26.33.120 Termination — Grounds — Failure to appear
§ 26.33.130 Termination order — Effect
§ 26.33.140 Who may adopt or be adopted
§ 26.33.150 Petition for adoption — Filing — Contents — Preplacement report required
§ 26.33.160 Consent to adoption — When revocable — Procedure
§ 26.33.170 Consent to adoption — When not required
§ 26.33.180 Preplacement report required before placement with adoptive parents — Exception
§ 26.33.190 Preplacement report — Requirements — Fees
§ 26.33.200 Post-placement report — Requirements — Exception — Fees
§ 26.33.210 Preplacement or post-placement report — Department or agency may make report
§ 26.33.220 Preplacement and post-placement reports — When not required
§ 26.33.230 Notice of proceedings at which preplacement reports considered — Contents — Proof of service — Appearance — Waiver
§ 26.33.240 Petition for adoption — Hearing — Notice — Disposition
§ 26.33.250 Decree of adoption — Determination of place and date of birth
§ 26.33.260 Decree of adoption — Effect — Accelerated appeal — Limited grounds to challenge — Intent
§ 26.33.270 Decree of adoption — Protection of certain rights and benefits
§ 26.33.280 Decree of adoption — Transmittal to state registrar of vital statistics
§ 26.33.290 Decree of adoption — Duties of state registrar of vital statistics
§ 26.33.295 Open adoption agreements — Agreed orders — Enforcement
§ 26.33.300 Adoption statistical data
§ 26.33.310 Notice — Requirements — Waiver
§ 26.33.320 Adoption of hard to place children — Court’s consideration of state’s agreement with prospective adoptive parents
§ 26.33.330 Records sealed — Inspection — Fee
§ 26.33.340 Department, agency, and court files confidential — Limited disclosure of information
§ 26.33.343 Search for birth parent or adopted child — Confidential intermediary
§ 26.33.345 Search for birth parent or adopted child — Limited release of information — Noncertified copies of original birth certificate — Contact preference form
§ 26.33.347 Consent or refusal to release adoptee’s identifying information — Desire to be contacted — Certified statement
§ 26.33.350 Medical reports — Requirements
§ 26.33.360 Petition by natural parent to set aside adoption — Costs — Time limit
§ 26.33.370 Permanent care and custody of a child — Assumption, relinquishment, or transfer except by court order or statute, when prohibited — Penalty
§ 26.33.380 Family and social history report required — Identity of birth parents confidential
§ 26.33.385 Standards for locating records and information — Rules
§ 26.33.390 Information on adoption-related services
§ 26.33.400 Advertisements — Prohibitions — Exceptions — Application of consumer protection act
§ 26.33.420 Postadoption contact between siblings — Intent — Findings
§ 26.33.430 Postadoption contact between siblings — Duty of court
§ 26.33.900 Effective date — Application — 1984 c 155
§ 26.33.902 Construction — Chapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships — 2009 c 521
§ 26.33.903 Construction — Religious or nonprofit organizations

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 26.33

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.