Washington adoptees 18 years and older can begin pre-ordering their original birth certificates NOW!
WA Dept of Health (DOH) sent out a notice in May 2014 saying WA adoptees can begin submitting their requests for their original birth certificates (OBCs) now. DOH will start processing the forms July 1, which is when the new law goes into effect.We highly recommend sending your request in ASAP and mail it with a 'return receipt' or something similar so you have proof that a) you sent the request and b) when the request was sent. You can get the form from the DOH website here: http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/422-102-AdopteeRequestOriginalBirthCertificateAdoptionSealed.pdfAny questions, email Wa-Care at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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