Our use of the terms “putting up” or “giving up” does not reflect how we feel about adoptive placement. These terms remain the most widely used search terms for those who are considering adoption for their baby, and we wish to reach all who seek this important information.
Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Birmingham, Alabama
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Birmingham, Alabama or in the Jefferson County region. If you are considering putting 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 Jefferson County 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 in other areas throughout the state of Alabama may be found on our Alabama State Page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Birmingham and Jefferson County, 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. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers providing assistance in Birmingham, Alabama are:
Pregnancy Clinics in Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama
Pregnancy 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. The providers of affordable prenatal care in Birmingham and throughout Jefferson County are:
Hospitals Serving Birmingham, Alabama
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Birmingham, Alabama and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama
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. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Birmingham, Alabama and the Jefferson County area:
Agape for Children
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
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
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Jefferson County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting one of the licensed agencies listed below:
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Birmingham, Alabama, the Jefferson County Probate Court can provide additional information regarding the finalization process.
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