Entry #1748: Same-sex adoption in Alabama

Current Version

RegionAlabama
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusSingle only
Start Datepast
End DateJun 26, 2017
DescriptionSingle Parent Adoption: married individuals wishing to adopt must be in a male-female marriage. An LGBT individual may adoption if they are unmarried. See Alabama State Statute § 26-10A-5. Joint Adoption: Illegal for same-sex couples. Second Parent Adoption: No legal under hostile Alabama case law regarding same-sex, second parent adoption. See Ex parte J.M.F., 730 So.2d 1190(Ala. 1998)
Sourceshttp://www.hrc.org/states/alabama www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/alabama Alabama § 26-10A-5 Ex PArte J.M.F., 730 So.2d 1190(Ala. 1998)


Revision History (2)

Revision by Notdog1996

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date9999-12-122017-06-26

Revision by imullin01

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIllegalSingle only
NoteSame-sex joint and second parent adoption are not permitted in Alabama.Single Parent Adoption: married individuals wishing to adopt must be in a male-female marriage. An LGBT individual may adoption if they are unmarried. See Alabama State Statute § 26-10A-5. Joint Adoption: Illegal for same-sex couples. Second Parent Adoption: No legal under hostile Alabama case law regarding same-sex, second parent adoption. See Ex parte J.M.F., 730 So.2d 1190(Ala. 1998)
Sourceshttp://www.hrc.org/states/alabamahttp://www.hrc.org/states/alabama www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/alabama Alabama § 26-10A-5 Ex PArte J.M.F., 730 So.2d 1190(Ala. 1998)
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "U can adopt if married but adoption angencies can legally discriminate against it"
  • Status is not correct "it is currently legal"

imullin01 created this entry.