Welcome, families and caseworkers

Welcome, families and caseworkers. We have integrated the functionality of WARE (Washington Adoption Resource Exchange) into this Northwest Adoption Exchange website.

Use your normal WARE account information to log in here—just click on “WA access” in the upper right corner of the site. Your user name and password will work as they did on the WARE site (warekids.org).

NWAE navigation showing "WA access" circled with an arrow pointing at it

We made this change to better support you in visiting both sites. Now you’ll have access to all the features you’re used to, and then some, in one convenient location.


Families, your login will still give you access to WARE youth profiles, viewable only to home-studied families in Washington. And you can still contact caseworkers directly to inquire about Washington children and youth. They are labeled as “WA access”:

Photo of a youth with a yellow WA access badge indicating that it is viewable only to logged in Washington families

You can see all Washington-labeled profiles by choosing the "WA access" filter:

Filter showing options to narrow down results and the WA access check box with a circle around it


Caseworkers, your login will still help you register youth to be viewed by only home-studied, licensed families in Washington State or by all families who visit Northwest Adoption Exchange. And you will still be able to use the site to find home-studied families in Washington State for youth on your caseload.


We’re here to help! Please contact us via email, phone, or chat.