In those cases where an alleged father, birth parent, or parent has indicated his
or her intention to make a voluntary adoption plan for the child and has agreed to
the termination of his or her parental rights, the department shall follow the wishes
of the alleged father, birth parent, or parent regarding the proposed adoptive placement
of the child, if the court determines that the adoption is in the best interest of
the child, and the prospective adoptive parents chosen by the alleged father, birth
parent, or parent are properly qualified to adopt in compliance with the standards
in this chapter and chapter 26.33 RCW. If the department has filed a termination petition, an alleged father's, birth parent's,
or parent's preferences regarding the proposed adoptive placement of the child shall
be given consideration.
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