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Introduction

In 2013 there were 1316 adoptions of children in custody of Washington State's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), with more children still awaiting adoptive homes.

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The purpose of the adoption program is to meet the permanency needs of children who are in the care and custody of DSHS. DSHS strives to find safe and stable families that can best meet the needs of the child.