Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Mobile

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Mobile

This page provides information to those who are considering adoption and live in or near to Mobile, Alabama or in the Mobile County region. If you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.

For those in the Mobile County region of Alabama who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents throughout Alabama may be found on our Alabama State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Mobile, Alabama

Pregnancy Resource Centers, also sometimes called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are often not-for-profit clinics where you can go to get help confirming if you are pregnant, and if you would like to, they will discuss “pregnancy options”. Most of these centers are staffed by volunteers who are not necessarily trained medical personnel, so can’t prescribe contraceptives. Because many Pregnancy Resource Centers are associated with pro-life organizations, they will encourage parenting or adoption, however not all of them are faith based. Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in the Mobile County region that are in or near Mobile are:

Mobile Women’s Resource Center
Planned Parenthood Mobile Health Center

Affordable Prenatal Care in Mobile, Alabama

Medical clinics have medical personnel on staff so can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They do STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and even dispense contraceptives. Clinics located in or near to Mobile, Alabama that provide affordable prenatal care for those in Mobile County are:

Family Health Alabama Women’s Center
Franklin Primary Health Center

Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Alabama with limited financial resources is provided at Alabama Medicaid and the Steps Ahead  program.

Hospitals in Mobile, Alabama

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans during the time of baby’s birth, or have other inquiries. The hospitals with Birthing Centers serving the Mobile, Alabama region are:

Ascension Providence Birthing Center
Springhill Medical Center
USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Mobile, Alabama

The home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption process. The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about 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 Mobile, Alabama or the Mobile 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 Mobile, Alabama

If you would like to become a resource family for a foster child in or near Mobile, or the Mobile 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 Mobile, Alabama, and the greater Mobile County region:

Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries
United Methodist Children’s Home

Court Information

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

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