Adoption Agency in Yakima


Attorney Mark Iverson is an adoption attorney serving the Yakima Region including surrounding cities:  Cowiche, Tieton, Naches, Ellensburg, Kittitas, Toppenish, Granger and Outlook.  

Whether you’re located in the Upper or Lower Valleys of Yakima, Washington, Adoption and Guardianship Services can assist you with your adoption and surrogacy needs.   

Each adoption is unique. Attorney Mark R. Iverson and his staff are devoted to assisting expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents in the Yakima Region to meet their needs and offers support and guidance throughout the process. The process is a journey, one that has resulted in Mark Iverson and his wife adopting three children.  Mr. Iverson’s personal and legal experience offer a unique perspective. 


If you’re an expectant mother who is exploring the option of adoption for your child, we are here for you.  We can help you understand your options as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy.  If adoption is the choice you make for your baby, Mark and his staff can help guide and support you through every step of the adoption process.  We can help you select a family, meet a family, and discuss what relationship, if any, you would like to have with the adoptive parents.  All of our services are 100% free to you, confidential and safe.  As part of our commitment to you, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Every waiting family listed on our site has been approved through a home study process.  They have gone through background checks and home visits conducted by a licensed social worker and meet all licensing state requirements for Washington/Idaho.

These are loving and caring adoptive couples who, in some cases, are unable to have children and are hoping to build their family through adoption.  We will assist you in choosing the adoptive family that you feel is best for your child.  If you prefer a family located in the Yakima area, we can help you choose a family in this area. To view waiting families, click here.

Our office works closely with Yakima Memorial Hospital and other support professionals who will help support you in the decision that you choose. 


Attorney Mark R. Iverson also assists prospective parents in determining the adoption that meets each family’s needs.  Mr. Iverson is licensed in the states of Washington and Idaho and can assist you in the following areas: Step-Parent Adoption; Private Adoption; International Adoption; Agency Adoption; Adult Adoption; Foster Care Adoption; Second Parent Adoption.  He has helped assist several families located in the Yakima Valley region with their adoption needs.  As an adoptive parent of three children, Mr. Iverson offers a unique perspective on the adoption process.


In addition, Washington attorney Mark Iverson can assist you with ART matters.  If you’re a resident of Yakima, Washington or are working with a surrogate who resides in Yakima, Washington, Mr. Iverson may assist you with the legal process for your ART matter including: attorney representation, preparation of surrogacy/sperm donor contracts, and establishment of parentage. 


Mr. Iverson is available to answer any questions during a free-consultation.  Please contact us at (509) 462-3678 or via email at:

Our Featured Adoption of the Month

July 2019

 Adoption Center

Our story started a few days before my grandson turned 3 months old. CPS called and asked me if I would be a willing placement for him, to which I didn’t hesitate to say, “Yes!”. I always held hope for their situation so his parents and he could be reunited, but that day never came. He was placed with me on the day he turned 3 months old, and our story officially began. I haven’t cared for a baby in quite some time, and was out of the “parent” loop for about 30 years. Everything I thought I would remember, quickly turned into a relearning process. Bathing a young infant, for instance, was something I had to relearn how to do. I had daughters and no boys, during my prime. Here we were, my grandson taken away from his parents and placed with a woman he didn’t know and had only met once when he was born. He was sweet and very attentive when I would talk to him. He centered on every word I said, and watched every move I made. He was a great little smiler, and warmed everyone’s heart who met him, from that day on.  Adoption agency in Yakima.

He grew quickly, reaching many firsts which have quickly become lasts. We have been able to maintain our snuggle time in the evenings, even to this day. I have been able to be here for every first he’s had. First time experiencing a bottle. First time using a spoon. First time in pullups and getting to transition from his crib to a ‘big boy’ bed. He now has 20 teeth, no longer has a binky, has an uncountable vocabulary and pretends with his toys. He has many things that have disappeared just through growth, but I am proud to have been there for the first day and for those last ones, and am blessed to watch him grow. 

Fast forward to March, 2019. The home study was completed and approved. His adoption social worker submitted all necessary paperwork to proceed with the adoption. On one Sunday, Mark called me to set up an appointment to sign papers, and scheduled our official day, less than one week later. On March 23, 2019, my beautiful boy became my son. Even though this has always been “home” for him, it was the first day there wasn’t the threat that he could be removed. He was in limbo, every day from the time he was placed with me at 3 months old, until our adoption day. On Thursday, it was official… my son was finally officially home. I am a mommy and a grandma. I am a friend and a playmate. I am a bar-maid and a teacher… but the most important and wonderful title I have is: Momma

There’s nothing more precious than that! ❤ 

Mark Iverson made the adoption experience very special for us. I wish he was able to really get to know the families he is helping, as I am sure he would like to. Mark is someone who visibly loves his job, and loves helping families in their adoption. I would recommend him to anyone. 

Thank you, Mark! You’re amazing 😊


Service Areas




Birth Mothers






Private Adoption


Step Parent Adoption


Adult Adoption


Second Parent Adoptions


International Adoption


Foster Parent Adoption


Agency Adoption


Adoption of the Month


What Our Clients Say

  • Mark was a breeze to work with. He’s very responsive to messages, he outlined the whole process and was incredibly efficient. He came highly recommended by many foster families.

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    Chad & Shannon

    Our attorney was cool and so was the judge. We were kind of nervous, but they just asked all of us if we wanted to be adopted. YES OF COURSE!

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    Colten (17), Logan (16), Peyton (14), Quentin (13) and Aydun (10)

    Our lives have been changed for forever and we are so grateful to Mark and his staff for helping us every step of the way.

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    David & Kailee
  • We cannot be more thrilled with our choice in working with Mark Iverson's office, and are so in love with our little family!

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    Anna & Stefan

    Mark and his staff were extremely supportive and explained everything from completing our home study to creating our adoption profile. We always felt like we were in good hands.

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    Jeff & Kasey

    They were always so responsive, kind, and just went the extra mile to insure everything went smoothly. We also want to say that not only did they treat us wonderfully, but they were also very supportive and helpful to... read more

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    Wade & Sarah
  • We always felt that the entire team knew and cared about our family, not just as clients but as people.

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    James & Mary