Entry #2297: Same-sex adoption in Alabama

Current Version

RegionAlabama
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusLegal
Start DateJun 26, 2017
End Datenow
DescriptionSingle adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples are legal. Alabama however allows discrimination against LGBT people on the basis of religion, which means they can be refused adoption by some adoption agencies. They can also refuse to place a child with a next-of-kin family member if that family member happens to be LGBT.
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/30/anti-lgbt-bills-us-states-could-derail-adoptions https://www.familyequality.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/1-Alabama-Snapshot.pdf http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality_maps/profile_state/AL


Revision History (22)

Revision by Notdog1996

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ValueSingle onlyLegal
Start Date2015-02-012017-06-26
End Date2018-09-209999-12-12
NoteUnder state law only.Single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples are legal. Alabama however allows discrimination against LGBT people on the basis of religion, which means they can be refused adoption by some adoption agencies. They can also refuse to place a child with a next-of-kin family member if that family member happens to be LGBT.
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/30/anti-lgbt-bills-us-states-could-derail-adoptions http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality_maps/profile_state/ALhttps://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/30/anti-lgbt-bills-us-states-could-derail-adoptions https://www.familyequality.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/1-Alabama-Snapshot.pdf http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality_maps/profile_state/AL

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueLegalSingle only
NoteSince 2015. Under state law only.

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ValueLegal
Value Specialambiguous
NoteOnly because gay religious freedom adoption law.Since 2015.

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ValueLegal
Value Specialambiguous
Noteunder federal law.Only because gay religious freedom adoption law.

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ValueSingle onlyLegal
NoteCurrently being implemented. under federal law.

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ValueLegalSingle only
End Date2018-08-202018-09-20

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ValueSingle onlyLegal
End Date2018-07-202018-08-20
NoteOnly under state law. Legalization pending.Currently being implemented.

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2018-07-182018-07-20
NoteOnly under state law. Only under state law. Legalization pending.

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End Date2018-07-112018-07-18

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ValueSingle only
Value Specialambiguous
NoteBecause of religious freedom adoption laws. Only under state law.

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteBecause of religious freedom adoption laws. Full legalization pending.Because of religious freedom adoption laws.

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2018-06-202018-07-11

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End Date2018-06-082018-06-20

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2018-04-302018-06-08
NoteBecause of religious freedom adoption laws.Because of religious freedom adoption laws. Full legalization pending.
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/30/anti-lgbt-bills-us-states-could-derail-adoptionshttps://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/30/anti-lgbt-bills-us-states-could-derail-adoptions http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality_maps/profile_state/AL

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueSingle only
Value Specialambiguous
End Date2018-04-022018-04-30
Noteit is currently legal. Because of religious freedom adoption laws.Because of religious freedom adoption laws.
Sourceshttp://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps/profile_state/ALhttps://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/30/anti-lgbt-bills-us-states-could-derail-adoptions

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2018-03-192018-04-02
Noteit is currently legalit is currently legal. Because of religious freedom adoption laws.

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2017-09-162018-03-19

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueLegalSingle only

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ValueSingle onlyLegal

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ValueLegalSingle only
End Date2016-07-242017-09-16

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteNoit is currently legal
SourcesNohttp://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps/profile_state/AL

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2016-07-172016-07-24

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