Adoption is a legal service that The Zwiebel Law Firm provides. There are seven major steps to the adoption process. The client should be prepared and educated. Patience is going to be very important during the adoption process. Step one is deciding if you are ready to commit to adoption. The Alabama adoption process is one way to become a family. Adoptive parents should fully commit to the process and have a full understanding of it as well, before starting the process. Step two is to understand your options and Alabama adoption requirements. There are three main ways to adopt in the state of Alabama: Domestic Agency Adoption, International Adoption, and Foster Care Adoption. Step three is to choose your adoption professional. This step is the most important one because the adoption professional will define the quality of the adoption experience. One should not base this decision off of price. There are many different types of adoption professionals, including this law firm. Step four is to become a waiting adoptive family. During this stage you will complete your Alabama adoption home study and training classes. Step five is to find an adoption opportunity. Step six is to legally finalize your adoption. During this time, you will have to have another home study to see how your new lifestyle is developing. Final step seven is to adapt to post-placement life. Congratulations on your new family.