Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Huntsville

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Huntsville

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Huntsville, Alabama or in the Madison County region.  If you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, we have collected information about Crisis Pregnancy Resource Centers to help you confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get affordable prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with a Labor and Delivery department.

If you are in the Madison County region of Alabama and are thinking about adopting a baby, we also have information on this page about home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for hopeful adoptive parents or expectant mothers and throughout the state of Alabama may be found on our Alabama State Page

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Huntsville, Alabama

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options.  Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not prescribe contraceptives.  Many are united with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in the Madison County region that are in or close to Huntsville are:

Care Center Huntsville
Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Huntsville, Alabama

Medical clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most areas of family planning, including prenatal care. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Clinic located in or near to Huntsville, Alabama that provides affordable prenatal care for Madison County residents is:

Huntsville Family Health Center

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Alabama to women with limited financial resources may be found at Alabama State Page.

Hospitals in Huntsville, Alabama

Developing a hospital plan to specify what your wishes are during the time of delivery, is something that we recommend you prepare and provide to the hospital in advance of the baby’s birth. The hospitals with Labor and Delivery Departments serving the Huntsville, Alabama region are:

Crestwood Medical Center
Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children
Madison Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Huntsville, Alabama

One of the key aspects of every adoption process is the home study assessment.  The purpose of a home study is to confirm the capability and stability of prospective Adoptive Parents to have a child placed into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process usually includes providing documents to confirm information as well as furnishing family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Huntsville, Alabama or the Madison County region:

Agape for Children
(800) 239-1020
Agape will help identify your family’s strengths and work to equip and prepare you to meet the needs of the child you will parent. From your first contact with us, to the home study, to the waiting, to the placement, and after; Agape will walk this journey with you.

United Methodist Children’s Home
(800) 239-3575
UMCH provides domestic and international home studies for families or individuals in Alabama. Our ministry also offers birth parent interviews and Birth Parent Relinquishments as well as other legal paperwork needed for in state or ICPC adoptions.

Become a Foster Parent in Huntsville, Alabama

If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Huntsville, or the Madison County region of Alabama you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required for adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Alabama is available on our Alabama State Page. In addition to the Alabama Department of Human Resources, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Huntsville, Alabama, and the greater Madison County region:

Lifeline Children’s Services
SAFY of Huntsville
Seraaj Family Services, Inc.

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Huntsville, Alabama, the website for the Madison County Probate Court provides additional information regarding the finalization process.

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