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Alabama Adoption Laws

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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 Needed14 years and older unless adoptee does not have mental capacity to give consent
Who May AdoptAny 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/CourtDept. of Human Resources/Probate Court
Statute of Limitations to Challenge1 year

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