How We Help
At Family Adoption Services, your child’s adoption is individualized to meet YOUR needs. You may choose to participate in planning your child’s adoption.
- Select your child’s adoptive family from profiles of families awaiting adoption
- Meet the adoptive family, if mutually agreeable
- Receive information about your child’s adoptive parents
- Spend time with your child after birth, if you wish
- Give a gift and write a letter to your child and/or to the adoptive family
- Receive pictures and letters about your child after the placement
At Family Adoption Services, it is very important that we know all we can about the adoptive family and the atmosphere in which the child will be raised. Not everyone who applies to Family Adoption Services is accepted and not everyone who undergoes a home study investigation receives our recommendation for the placement of a child. We constantly strive to make sure the adoptive families will make the best possible parents to a child and that the child will be raised in a happy, stable, and loving home.
The home study process is quite extensive. There is a thorough background check of criminal, financial, medical and other relevant information, as well as actual visits in the family’s home and interviews with the family, friends, and co-workers. Additionally, each prospective adoptive parent must be cleared through the State Central Registry on Child Abuse/Neglect to assure us they have never been convicted or even accused of child abuse or neglect.
It is also important for you to know that all adoptive families receive extensive, on-going counseling regarding adoption throughout the adoption process.
For more information about adoptive parent qualifications, see: General Qualifications for Prospective Adoptive Applicants.
Court Approved Financial Support
Current Alabama law allows us to provide court approved assistance with reasonable and necessary expenses associated with your pregnancy. In this way we can ensure that you are well taken care of during your pregnancy and receive good prenatal care.
Here at Family Adoption Services, your healthy pregnancy is very important to us. We will work with you to ensure that you get the best prenatal care available. Additionally, we will ensure that you and your baby receive the best medical care at the hospital. We will work with you and your physician to make certain that you receive the medical care necessary to fully recuperate after the birth.
Family Adoption Services prides itself on the comprehensive legal work performed for each adoption. Our trained professional staff includes an attorney with many years of adoption experience. You will be educated about the legal process of adoption, as well as your rights and responsibilities as a birthparent. All legal services are provided at NO COST to birthparents.
You will work with trained caring professional counselors. We work with you in strictest confidence, and support your need for privacy. Our counselors will follow you throughout your pregnancy and delivery. We know that your emotional needs will not end with the placement of your child. We will be here for you whenever you need us, and for as long as you need us. Should you feel the need for additional support, we also offer you the option of meeting with a professional counselor outside the agency at no cost to you. There is NO fee for any service, including counseling, provided to a birthparent.
To request more information you can call either 800-877-4177 or 205-414-6003 or contact us here. We would love to assist you in your adoption process.