Since 1976, Northwest Adoption Exchange has connected youth in foster care with their potential adoptive families. We bring a fierce optimism and a strength-based approach to adoption recruitment while providing the opportunity to empower, engage, and involve these kids in helping find their adoptive families. We maintain high standards and believe in the importance of respecting the safety, privacy, and dignity of youth in foster care.
In addition to operating the public Northwest Adoption Exchange, we also provide state specific adoption recruitment services for public child welfare agencies.
To learn more about those services, families with a completed adoption home study and social workers in Washington and Oregon can visit our Washington and Oregon specific sites, the Washington Adoption Resource Exchange and the Oregon Adoption Resource Exchange.
Tyler Helbach, M.P.A., Director
Brandon Adams, Youth Engagement Specialist
Nick Baumgartner, Youth Engagement Specialist
Thea Strand, Information and Support Specialist
Jessica Tholmer, Content and Communications Specialist