Congratulations are in order!

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Congratulations to this precious grandmother-granddaughter duo! Some of the best people you will meet. We are so happy for these two!

Powdered Wigs, Amal Clooney, and Joseph Kony

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  The first three things that pop into my head when I hear “The Hague” are (1) Powdered Wigs, (2) Amal Clooney, and (3) Joseph Kony. In an effort to decrease the number of people like me with a minimal … Continue reading »

Alabama Adoption Proceeding

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The legal proceeding for adoption is different in every state. Compared to other states, Alabama’s legal proceeding for adoptions is fairly simple. Typically, there is one legal proceeding that follows physical placement of a child in your home, which is … Continue reading »

Congratulations to this amazing family!

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Congratulations to this amazing family that added a new member today! And a huge thank you to Judge Elizabeth North for making it possible.

What is a Putative Father Registry?

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What is a Putative Father Registry? The Alabama Adoption Code defines a putative father as, “the alleged or reputed father.” A state’s Putative Father Registry serves to protect the rights of birth fathers in the case that their child is … Continue reading »

Implied Consent and Mental Capability

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Implied Consent and Mental Capability Under the Alabama Adoption Code, there are certain persons who consent is not required for an adoption to go through. Many of the people whose consent is not required may seem obvious, such as a … Continue reading »

Thank you to Judge Friday for Making this Adoption Dream Come True

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Thanks to our awesome Jefferson County Probate Judge, Sherri Friday, for helping this great family see their adoption dreams come true. In case you’re wondering … she’s the one in the middle, playing with the baby like a sweet grandma … Continue reading »

The Real Beauty Behind Thomas Rhett’s Adoption

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The Real Beauty Behind Thomas Rhett’s Adoption Country singer Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren recently experienced the day that every adoptive parent dreams of. Their baby girl was finally home. “Willa Gray” Akins has already received more attention on … Continue reading »

Forever Families Foundation Gives $272,000 to 199 Adoptive Families

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The Forever Families Foundation of Dothan, Alabama has given $272,000 to almost 200 adoptive families since its inception in 2013. On May 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm, the Dothan-based adoption granting organization will hold an Informational Evening where guest speakers … Continue reading »

The End of Orphan Care

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The End of Orphan Care, now available through Amazon, is perhaps the most comprehensive work on orphan care, to date. Samuel E. Upchurch, Jr., Founder and Chairman of the Board Oakworth Capital Bank, states that: “Sam McLure makes a scholarly case for … Continue reading »