Alabama Foster & Adoptive Parents
Information on providing guidance and resources for the day-to-day care and state requirements of children and youth in the foster-care system.
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Alabama Foster Care and Adoption guidelines
Thank you for your interest in learning more about fostering and adopting from Alabama’s child welfare system. The Alabama Department for Human Resources has a system for delivering child welfare services that is administered by a state office in Montgomery with services managed and implemented by 67 county departments. This link will provide you with a wealth of information and additional resource links to answer all of your questions and help you start your new journey!
Information on Alabama's Waiting Children
There are approximately 5,000 children in an out-of-home placement who are in the custody of the Alabama Department of Human Resources. Of these children, approximately 225-250 have a plan of adoption where an adoptive family has not been identified.