As a birth parent, you likely have many questions and concerns as you consider the decision of placing your baby for adoption. We want you to be fully informed. There is much to consider, and we can help you learn more about the process. The following frequently asked questions will give you a starting point.

We are happy to speak with you at any time about any of your questions or concerns. Call our direct number 256.859.4481, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you will be connected with someone who will listen to your concerns and needs and provide you with the answers you seek.

What is adoption?

Adoption is the act of biological parents choosing an adoptive family to raise their child. It is a loving, selfless act and an option for you and your baby.

What does adoption mean for my baby?

When birth parents choose adoption for their child, they give their child the love and security of having parents who are emotionally and financially able to parent.

How do I know that the adoptive parents will take care of my baby?

Adoptive parents must prove that they are emotionally and financially able to parent a child. They have to complete the home study process before being approved as adoptive parents.

Do I get to choose who will raise my child?

Yes. Our AGAPE social workers will help you create an adoption plan that is tailored to your needs and the needs of your baby. Each adoptive family makes a profile that tells about their journey to adoption and you have the option to view profiles to select a family for your baby.

What do I do next?

Simply call AGAPE at 256.859.4481 or email us at and we will help you explore your pregnancy options. If you need immediate assistance, call our on-call worker at 256.679.4137. We can help you create a birth plan that is free, confidential, and tailored to your needs and wishes.