Due to COVID-19 there have been changes made to how the court is completing adoptions. Please contact Rebecca Via by email at [email protected] or by phone 253-798-7978 to discuss options.
Responsibilities of Adoption Services
The adoption department is responsible for reviewing and coordinating all adoption cases, including newborn, children, and adult adoptions. Information regarding adoptions including the process and forms required can be obtained by contacting the Adoption Coordinator. All adoption reports, whether completed by this office or by private providers or agencies, are submitted to Pierce County Adoptions for review and filing with the court. Adoption finalizations are scheduled for Friday mornings at Juvenile Court. Currently there are no in-person or virtual adoption hearings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A referral coming from an attorney’s office should include:
The Pierce County Adoption Coordinator accepts referrals for stepparent and relative homestudies. The request for these services can come from the attorney representing the adoptive parents or the family directly if they are not represented by an attorney.