Alabama State Information Below is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Alabama.
Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check Call the following number and request a central registry check: Betty (334) 242-1122Family Services
50 N Ripley St
Montgomery, AL 36130   You must request and submit their original form.
Secretary of State Apostilles and Certifications are $5.00 per document. Make sure that the document has an original signature and embossed seal of a currently commissioned Alabama official.For certifications, each notarized document must have an additional county authentication of the notary commission. It is issued by the office of the probate judge in the notary’s county of residence. In Jefferson County only, it is issued by the office of the circuit clerk.

You need to fill out an Authentication Submittal Form, located at

Send completed authentication form and documents to:

Secretary of State Document Authentication
11 S. Union Street Ste. 200
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Vital Records and Health Services Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1150
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
State Police Check Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC) – Alabama Background Check Program
201 South Union Street, Suite 300
Montgomery, Alabama 36130(866) 740-4762 or (334) 517-2470
Website:    Hours of operation: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (CST), Monday – Friday