Legal Process

Legal process consists of two steps, Relinquishment of birthparent rights and Finalization by adoptive parents. Our agency attorney, an Adoption Specialist, completes all legal work and filings are through Spokane County Superior Court.

  • Relinquishment

Birthparents rights are relinquished to the agency following the birth and placement of the child with the adoptive family.

  • Finalization

Finalization of the adoption occurs after the completion of the relinquishment, post placement visit and report. At that time the agency gives over full custody to the adoptive parents.  Our                agency attorney becomes your attorney at this time to maintain the continuity of the process and minimize costs to you.