Adoptive & Foster Families

Creating stronger families and brighter futures

We support the constellation of care for adoptive and foster families through resources, education, and community connections.

Need support for your adoptive or foster child?

Considering adoption?

Looking to connect with other adoptive families?

How We Help

in partnership with DHR

Adoption support

Supports: Adoptive parents, adopted children and siblings, foster parents, professionals, and service providers

Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections (APAC) is a collaborative effort between the Children’s Aid Society and the Alabama Department of Human Resources that provides a comprehensive range of FREE services to all members of adoptive families. We also provide support to foster family members, prospective adoptive families, kinship care families, and professionals involved with the foster/adoptive population.

Families can receive pre-adoption support, family services like community events, support groups, and counseling services, and training resources for professionals seeking CEU credits.

in partnership with DHR

Youth aging out of foster care

Supports: Foster care youth referred by DHR

The Independent Living program provides youth preparing to exit foster care with resources, education, community, and connections with professionals supporting them in their transition. Year-round activities are designed to increase their independent living skills and develop positive peer relationships.

Youth receive training and support though through camps, conferences, digital communities, and our youth leadership initiative: DREAM Council.

How to Adopt in Alabama 

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Training Resources

Preparing to adopt

If you’re curious about how adoption works in Alabama, our Adoption Orientation video is a great place to start! The video provides an overview of the process and information about requirements, qualifications, and legal considerations. It also details how APAC can support you along the way with stories from adoptive parents who’ve been supported by APAC.

Complete the interest form below, and a team member will contact you personally to answer your questions. There is no commitment to begin the journey, so don’t hesitate to ask for more information!