Adoptions 101
Any person over the age of 19 years residing in Alabama, regardless of advanced years or relationship to the adoptee can adopt. Both children and adults can be adopted under Alabama law. Both single people and married couples may adopt in Alabama. Adoptions are done in the Probate Court of the county in which the child resides, the petitioners reside or where the placing agency does business.

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  • How long does the adoption process take?
  • Can an adoption only be done if the biological parents consent?
  • What if I do not know the whereabouts of the biological parents?
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