Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Washington

Date: May 2021

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

https://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw

Citations:

  • Adoption: title 26, chapter 26.33; title 74, chapters 74.13A
  • Child protection: title 26, chapter 26.44
  • Child welfare: title 13, chapter 13.34; title 26, chapter 26.34; title 74, chapters 74.13, 74.14B
  • Guardianship: title 13, chapter 13.36
  • Youth services: title 13, chapter 13.80; title 74, chapter 74.13 (§ 74.13.540)
  • Indian child welfare: title 13, chapter 13.38; §§ 11.60.250, 13.34.040, 13.34.130, 13.34.245, 13.26.030, 26.27.041, 16.33.040, 74.15.190

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

https://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac

Notes:

See titles 110, 112.

Website for Agency Policies:

https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/practices-and-procedures

Other Resources

Washington State Court Rules

Tribal codes available online: