Alabama Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries, Inc.

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2681 Rocky Ridge Lane
PO Box 362084
Birmingham, AL 35236
United States

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Monday 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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With 6,000 children in our state’s foster care system, the need is great. One way we work to protect, nurture, and restore children is by providing loving, Christian foster families who are trained to serve their needs.

Foster care is the broad term used to define a service for children who, for a variety of reasons, have been identified as a child in need of a safe and stable environment and have been placed in a state-licensed temporary home. In Alabama, the overseeing agency of child welfare is called The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR). When DHR does not have enough foster homes for children in need, placement can be sought within other licensed agencies such as Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes.

Foster care is intended to provide a temporary home for children where the primary goal is returning them to their biological families. Currently, in Alabama, there is a need for foster parents willing to serve older children and sibling groups in foster care.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Alabama. Foster parents for children in need must:

  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Offer a safe and caring home environment
  • Provide adequate space for the foster child
  • Maintain financial stability
  • Ensure all household members are in good health
  • Meet necessary home requirements
  • Pass a background check
  • Finish the 30-hour training course
  • Complete the Home Study process

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.7 / 5
Rating breakdown
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Kate Tedeton
Mar 22, 2023

I love the support ABCH social workers give foster parents!

Rating: 5

Gemma Iezzi
Sep 20, 2022

I'm a single mother with an 8yr old son. We've been searching for a program like this for over a month. First I was told to come local and there are emergency shelters available locally. So we did. Unfortunately then we were left sitting for 2 days without another word and NO emergency shelter available. Then on a Sunday I get an automated email saying the admissions person I been talking to is out on vacation for 10 days. And still no emergency shelter of course. Then Monday evening get an email saying we're good to go, can we come in Tuesday. Then Tuesday late morning receive another email saying they can't help and basically we're screwed. People, esp so called professionals that care, really need to learn communication and not toy with other people's lives. So now I'm out hundreds of dollars for paying for motels, gas and wear and tear, and food. Leaving behind other options because we were lead on to believe that they'd help and we were good to move forward. Absolutely devastating and infuriating.

Rating: 1

Megan Pack
Sep 16, 2022

Do not recommend, instead of helping actually needy families, they help the kind of people that manipulate the system because they don’t want to work, these certain people should be ashamed of themselves

Rating: 1

Billy Rivers
Sep 11, 2019


Rating: 5