I went to my first WARM support group meeting in 2016, showing up teary, frantic and not even sure what I needed. I was in a full-on identity crisis. The act of reaching out for help felt Herculean to me at the time. The support, comfort, understanding and actual help I received from WARM changed […]
We have over 400 “Polks” for the hardcore genealogists out there; mainly from WA but quite a few from ID, MT, OR, and elsewhere. Call or email for a specific inquiry (ex. Tacoma 1979 – yes! Tucson Arizona 1997 – yes! Seattle 1936 – sorry, sold already). We are asking $10 each and you pick […]
Due to mail sent through the USPS being slowed or misdirected, WARM asks clients send donations or payments using VANCO at our website rather than by check. VANCO is completely secure and easy to set-up/use. We will accept electronic copies of applications and consent forms in advance of the hardcopy. Originals are still necessary. Petitions […]
This is a very lengthy closing report on what we call a “genealogy search” – meaning the adoption was from so long ago that we are looking only for information, not reunion. Sometimes people come to us with a mystery to solve instead of people to find. I am sharing this on the website to show just […]
Because the office is run by just one person daily, and we can safely do our work by mail, phone, or online, we continue with our regular routine during this time. Some delays should be expected due to decreased staffing/hours at the courts or agencies we work with.
Relinquishment and Adoption: Understanding the Impact of an Early Psychological Wound
THANK YOU PAM AND RICK! If you have ever called, emailed, or written to WARM, chances are you have talked with Pam. What you may not know is Pam has volunteered for WARM almost continuously since she reunited with her birth parents 40 years ago. Pam and her partner Rick work tirelessly behind the scenes, […]
As a non-profit, WARM relies on contributions to keep running. We appreciate donations of any amount. Our latest newsletter shared this list of possible ways to give. Pick whichever is easiest for you, and THANK YOU. PS Give by December 31st for a guaranteed tax deduction. If mailing a check, date it for December 31st. […]
November has been deemed National Adoption (Awareness) Month as a way of promoting adoption. At WARM we do not promote adoption – we encourage reunion and reconciliation in the aftermath of adoption. Flip The Script was created several years ago to give adoptees a voice in the midst of what many feel to be the […]
WARM – Washington Adoption Reunion Movement Facebook site is for information only, not sharing search details. WARM uses court-approved confidential intermediaries for all contact and must adhere to strict privacy laws. Therefore, DO NOT PUBLICALLY POST any information regarding your search. Instead, contact WARM at 206.767.9510, email@example.com, or send private message via Facebook.