Getting an Apostilles for Adoption ReasonsBirth and Marriage Certificates
How To Apostille Marriage Certifcate from Alabama?
Your marriage certificate is from Alabama.
For your adoption, you need at 2 apostilled certified copies of your marriage certificate.
Call the state’s vital records from the county where you were married and ask them to send you 4 Certified Copies of your Marriage License.
2 of them are for the dossier and need to be apostilled.
To get an Apostille from Alabama, please send these to the Alabama Secretary of State:
Office of the Secretary of State
11 South Union Street, Suite 224
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
The fee is $5 per apostille.
Please include a pre-paid return envelope for them to send you the documents back.
(334) 242‐5325 is their phone number. I would call them and verify nothing has changed before you mail them your docs.
Your birth certificates DO NOT need to be apostilled. Earlier, in the “read me first”, I asked that you order 4 certified copies of your birth certificates. That is the total number you’ll need for the entire adoption process. 2 of them will be for the dossier. However, they do not need to be apostilled. So when you send us the dossier, just include 2 of the 4 copies.
For any divorces, the divorce certificates need to be presented with the adoption dossier. Only photocopies of these divorce certificates/degrees are required. No apostilles. Just copies of each one.