Adoption Checklist - A Guide for You and Your Family on the Adoption Process

Authored By: Alabama Department of Human Resources

Adoption is defined as the legal and social process by which a child born to one set of parents becomes the child of another parent or parents. The decision to adopt is a very important one and should be based on clear and accurate information. The Department of Human Resources has the responsibility of securing adoptive homes for children in foster care who become available for adoption through termination of parental rights.

Last Review and Update: Feb 23, 2011