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AGAPE of Central Alabama, Inc. - Mobile/Baldwin County Office, Daphne AL

  • Agency Name
  • AGAPE of Central Alabama, Inc. - Mobile/Baldwin County Office
  • Agency Location
  • P.O. Box 2602
    Daphne, AL 36526
  • Contact Phone
  • (251) 625-1133
  • Contact Name
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  • Services Offered
  • Adoption: Domestic Adoption, International Adoption (Home Study and Post Adoption Services Only); Foster Care; Crisis Pregnancy
  • Description
  • In 1977, a group of Christians were stirred to begin something that would enable Christ’s followers to help children. They saw the need in society as well as the desire to help in the hearts of their brothers and sisters. Agape was founded in 1977 in Montgomery, and began operations in 1978 as a “licensed child-placing agency”, licensed by the state of Alabama to provide foster care and adoption services. Agape began serving in the Montgomery area, then later expanded to the Birmingham, Wiregrass and Mobile areas over the next 15 years
  • Adoption Process
  • Domestic Adoption: The process of domestic adoption through Agape would generally be as follows: Review eligibility requirements with an Agape representative and submit Application for Services. Begin gathering paperwork for the home study. This process includes: obtaining medical exams, criminal background clearances, parent-preparation training, and gathering financial and identification verifications. A minimum of 2 home visits with an Agape social worker to complete the home study process. Prepare a “Dear Birth Parent” profile with Agape’s assistance. Wait period of approximately 2-3 years. Post placement visits, legal services for finalization coordinated by Agape. Post placement counseling and support; International Adoption: At this time, Agape is only offering Home Study and Post Adoption services to families who adopt internationally. Agape is Hague-accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA) to provide services to prospective adoptive parent(s) who are pursuing an international adoption. Megan Malinoski, Agape’s Director of Permanency Planning, has years of experience working in the field of international adoption. She has traveled and visited orphanages in Africa and South America. Megan is able to assist prospective adoptive parents in exploring the many options in international adoption such as: choosing a country of origin and/or locating and identifying a placing agency that has a program in the country in which the prospective adoptive parent(s) desire to adopt. Megan also stays up-to-date on the current international adoption news through our partnerships with organizations such as the Joint Council for International Children’s Services and the Christian Alliance for Orphans. We are able to help prospective adoptive families identify a program that is an appropriate fit for their family, and are here to guide, educate and support families on the journey to provide a forever family to orphans worldwide. The international adoption
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