Alabama Adoption Laws
|Code Section||26-10A-1 to 26-10A-38; No|
|Who May Be Adopted||(1) Any minor (2) Any adult under following conditions: (a) He or she is permanently disabled (b) He or she is determined to be mentally retarded|
|Age that Child's Consent Needed||14 years and older unless adoptee does not have mental capacity to give consent|
|Who May Adopt||Any adult person or husband and wife jointly; no rule or regulation of Department of Human Resources shall prevent adoption by single person solely because of a certain age; or by a person because he or she works outside the home.|
|Home Residency Required Prior to Finalization of Adoption?||60 days, unless waived by court when good cause is shown|
|State Agency/Court||Dept. of Human Resources/Probate Court|
|Statute of Limitations to Challenge||1 year|
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