Mission: Abl is a non-profit, licensed child-placing agency that offers a unique blend of adoption services to meet the growing needs of birth parents and prospective adoptive couples. The full spectrum of services available through an adoption agency, combined with the flexibility traditionally associated with independent attorney placements, provide for personal freedom and choices for all members of the adoption triad. Abl performs a comprehensive home study. This in-depth process provides as much medical background and social history on the birthparents as possible. In addition, the process thoroughly screens all prospective adoptive homes to ensure their suitability for the placement of the child. As a licensed child-placing agency, abl is able to place children with adoptive families residing throughout the united states. In addition, abl can work with birth families locally and on a national basis.
Programs: Extensive counseling for birthparents from first contact is provided, plus transportation (and counselor assistance) for birthmothers, financial assistance for birthmothers (i. E. Food, utilities, clothing. ), counseling, childcare training and other legal issues for the adopting families. In 2016, the organization assisted in 7 adoptions and helped 10 birthmothers.