This page provides adoption information to those who live in or near to Birmingham, Alabama, or in the surrounding Jefferson County region. If you are considering adoption for your baby, 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 Jefferson 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 the state of Alabama may be found on our Alabama adoption information page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Birmingham, 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 distribute contraceptives. Many are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. There are several Pregnancy Resource Centers in Birmingham, Alabama, and throughout the Jefferson County region:

Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center
Positive Choices
Pregnancy Test Center

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in Birmingham, Alabama

Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Clinics in the Jefferson County area that provide prenatal care are:

Alabama Regional Medical Services (ARMS)
Cahaba Medical Care

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Alabama to women with limited financial resources may be found at Alabama Medicaid and the Steps Ahead program.

Hospitals in Birmingham, 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. Hospitals serving the Jefferson County region are listed below:

Brookwood Baptist Health
Grandview Medical Center
UAB Women & Infants Center

Completing the Home Study in Birmingham, 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 & financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Birmingham and the Jefferson 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 Birmingham, Alabama

Stable and nurturing homes for children who are dependents of the foster care system are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Birmingham, or the Jefferson County area of Alabama you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required by adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Alabama is available on our Alabama adoption information page. The local foster care agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Birmingham and throughout Jefferson County:

Alabama Baptist Children’s Home
Children’s Aid Society of Alabama
SAFY of Alabama

Court Information

To complete the adoption process through court action, once all legal requirements are satisfied, a finalization hearing may be scheduled. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Alabama, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. The Jefferson County Probate Court can provide additional information regarding the finalization process in Birmingham, Alabama and all of Jefferson County.

Local Attractions

The local attractions of Birmingham are a must-see. There are various art and historic museums to choose from. You can check out the great Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, or walk through the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens. These sites will be sure to keep you entertained and amazed. See more local attractions below: