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APAC Services

Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections (APAC)


Program Mission

Preparing and reinforcing the path to forever families

Overview

APAC is a statewide program designed to empower adoptive families facing adoption challenges and to facilitate stronger bonds and interaction within all adoptive families. APAC is a collaborative effort between Children's Aid Society and the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

APAC Services are available to all adoptive and kinship guardianship family members. Some services are also available to foster family members, prospective adoptive families, kinship care families and professionals working with the foster/adoptive population. Statewide services are provided out of four APAC offices located in Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville and Mobile.

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APAC Adoption Services Help Line: 
866.803.2722
or email info@childrensaid.org


Services

Our program is divided up into four service areas. Click below to learn more about each area.


Considering Adoption?

APAC actively recruits adoptive families for youth currently in foster care. We provide several services to help families that are considering adoption.

  • Are you considering adoption? Recruitment and training is a vital part of achieving permanency for those children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted. APAC is able to provide full support to all prospective waiting families.

  • The largest adoption library in the state of Alabama. Resources can be checked out online and shipped anywhere in Alabama.

  • Opportunities are provided throughout the year to train professionals and families who work directly with the youth and families we serve. Find an training that fits your needs with conferences, webinars, and an extensive adoption resource library.

  • Families wanting to adopt a child independently of the agency either internationally or domestically are required to complete a home study process to insure the child being adopted will be placed in a safe and supportive family situation. CAS social workers are available to conduct those home studies.

  • Information & Referral

    Families wanting to adopt a child independently of the agency either internationally or domestically are required to complete a home study process to insure the child being adopted will be placed in a safe and supportive family situation. CAS social workers are available to conduct those home studies.

Adoptive Family Services

Adoption is a lifelong journey and APAC is here for you along the way through a variety of post-adoption services.

  • The largest adoption library in the state of Alabama. Resources can be checked out online and shipped anywhere in Alabama.

  • Opportunities are provided throughout the year to train professionals and families who work directly with the youth and families we serve. Find an training that fits your needs with conferences, webinars, and an extensive adoption resource library.

  • APAC special events are held for the purpose of providing informal networking opportunities for adoptive and foster families.

  • APAC offers support groups that meet throughout the state, providing education and social interaction for adoptive families.

  • APAC provides statewide counseling to help with family adjustment and crisis counseling.

  • Camp that serves children adopted from foster care and their siblings.

  • Join our Facebook group, "APAC Adoption Support Network!" It is available for all adoptive parents living in Alabama. This closed (and private) group, is a great place for parents to connect and share resources and information with one another.

Training & Resources

Training is important to support adoptive & foster families, as well as the professional who support them. CAS offers ongoing training and continuing education through conferences, webinars, and on-site training.

  • Opportunities are provided throughout the year to train professionals and families who work directly with the youth and families we serve. Find an training that fits your needs with conferences, webinars, and an extensive adoption resource library.

  • Speakers are available on a variety of adoption topics. Find out about trainings available.

  • The largest adoption library in the state of Alabama. Resources can be checked out online and shipped anywhere in Alabama.

Adult Adoptees & Birth Parents

CAS has a long history of adoption, starting in 1912. Many children were adopted through CAS from 1912-1980. Services are available to adult adoptees and birth parents that we served in our history.

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