Alabama Fatherhood Initiative
The Fatherhood Initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Human Resources (DHR) Child Support Enforcement and Family Assistance programs. The Fatherhood Initiative was developed to further the welfare reform goal of strengthening families, to enhance child support collections, and to address other needs of children who are growing up without the involvement of natural fathers in their lives.

The primary mission of the Office of Adoption is to secure an adoptive family for children in the Department of Human Resources’ permanent custody. The Department of Human Resources has the responsibility of securing adoptive homes for children in foster care who become available for adoption through termination of parental rights.

Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services investigates reports of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of adults 18 years of age or older who are unable to protect themselves due to mental or physical disabilities or advanced age. Adult Protective Services also assists adults to live independently within their own communities while preventing unnecessary institutionalization.

Baby Box Initiative
Click here for information regarding the Baby Box Initiative.

Education and Training Voucher Program and Fostering Hope Scholarship
Learn about educational support available to foster youth.

Child Care Services
Child Day Care provides Alabama’s families equal access to affordable quality child care services and is responsible for the licensing and renewal of licenses for Child Care Centers.

Child Support Payment Information
Click here for information regarding child support payments on your case.

Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Enforcement locates parents, establishes paternity, obtains child support payments, and enforces child support orders. Child Support services are available to both custodial and non-custodial parents.

Children and Family Services Policy 
View Children and Family Services policies for adoption, child protective services, out-of-home care, and more.

D.R.E.A.M Council
D.R.E.A.M Council

Families 4 Alabama’s Kids
DHR Presents Families 4 Alabama’s Kids

Family Coaches Program
Information about the family coaches program

Foster Care
Currently in Alabama, there are over five thousand children in foster care. Some simply need foster care for a matter of days. Others may need foster care until they are reunited with their biological family or a plan is made for them to be adopted. All of these children share the need for a caring and committed family that can bring them the future they deserve.

ILP Goals
Independent Living Program Goals

Information about the JOBS Program administered by the Family Assistance Division

Family Assistance
Information about the Family Assistance program administered by the Family Assistance Division

Transitional Child Care (TCC)
Individuals leaving FA are eligible for TCC