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No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed
is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
Every adoption agency in the state of Alabama operates differently. Should you choose
to work with a private adoption agency, speaking with and interviewing several adoption
agencies before picking the adoption agency that is right for you is worth the time
and money invested.
Licensed child placing adoption agencies are required to follow Alabama adoption
laws. As private adoption agencies, they can add their own requirements for the couples
with whom they choose to work. An example of the possible requirements are; length
of couples’ marriage, age of couple, financial security and religion of couple. Adoption
agencies can require additional paperwork, health tests and more from couples seeking
to use their adoption agency. Many adoption agencies will work with a limited number
of couples so check to see if there is a waiting list.
The benefits of using an adoption agency is that they walk you through the paperwork
of the adoption process and they find a birthmother for you. After you have provided
a profile book or web site to the agency you can relax and wait to be matched with
a birthmother. Many times agencies can provide a timeframe in which you can expect
to be matched. The cons of an adoption agency are the high costs of agency placement
fees and you are still responsible for paperwork, birthmother assistance, medical
fees, home study costs, parent profile costs and hiring an adoption attorney.
ALABAMA ADOPTION AGENCIES
Mobile, AL and Birmingham, AL
Our one local, private adoption agency in Mobile, Alabama is Catholic Social Services.
The adoption coordinator at Catholic Social Services is a very professional individual
with years of adoption experience and she is always happy to have inquiries about
the procedure for adopting through Catholic Social Services. This adoption child
placement agency determines agency adoption fees based on the couples salaries and
this varies per couple and individual adoption.
There are several licensed adoption child placement agencies located in Birmingham,
Alabama. I have had several couples who have adopted from these adoption agencies
and have had success in adopting. For reasons of time constraints, locality, financial
or other reasons these couples decided to use an adoption attorney to help with their
second child adoption. Here are a list of several Birmingham licensed child placing
adoption agencies I am aware of:
Even when using a child placing adoption agency, you may be required to hire an adoption
attorney to prepare paperwork needed for the adoption to be finalized in court. These
fees are separate to the agency’s adoption fees. Donna Ames is a qualified adoption
attorney that can work in finalizing your adoption.