(b) All other pre-birth or post-birth consents or relinquishments shall be signed or confirmed before: (1) A judge or clerk of any court which has jurisdiction over adoption proceedings, or a public officer appointed by such judge for the purpose of taking consents; or (2) A person appointed to take consents who is appointed by any agency which is authorized to conduct investigations or home studies provided by Section 26-10A-19, or, if the consent is taken out of state, by a person appointed to take consents by any agency which is authorized by that state's law to conduct investigations and home studies for adoptions; or (3) A notary public. (a) A consent or relinquishment may be taken at any time, except that once signed or confirmed, may be withdrawn within five days after birth or within five days after signing of the consent or relinquishment, whichever comes last.(c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d), the form for the consent or relinquishment or the withdrawal of the consent or relinquishment shall state in substantially the same form as follows: ll be developed by the Administrative Office of Courts. (b) Consent or relinquishment can be withdrawn if the court finds that the withdrawal is reasonable under the circumstances and consistent with the best interest of the child within 14 days after the birth of the child or within 14 days after signing of the consent or relinquishment, whichever comes last. 912, §13.) Section 26-10A-14 Withdrawal of consent or relinquishment. (a) Any adult person or husband and wife jointly who are adults may petition the court to adopt a minor. Before the adoptee's birth, he and the adoptee's mother have attempted to marry each other by a marriage solemnized in apparent compliance with law, although the attempted marriage is or could be declared invalid, and, 1.
(c) The petition to withdraw consent or relinquishment must be in writing, signed by the person seeking to withdraw the consent or relinquishment, dated, and signed by two witnesses.(d) In adjudicating a petition to withdraw a consent or relinquishment, the person seeking to withdraw the consent or relinquishment shall establish the facts necessary to withdraw the consent or relinquishment by a preponderance of the evidence.Please remember that this information should not be used as the basis for making any legal decision. Section 26-10A-34 Payments to parent for placing minor for adoption; maternity expenses; receipt of financial benefits by father. A person who is 19 years of age or older or who by statute is otherwise deemed an adult. (4) The name of each petitioner, unless (i) the document is relinquishment of the adoptee to an agency, or (ii) the consent contains a statement that the person executing the consent knows that he or she has a right to know the identity of each petitioner but voluntarily waives this right.Please use appropriate resources and an attorney's advice when making legal decisions. Section 26-10A-35 Bringing child into state for adoption purposes. The following words and phrases shall have the following meaning whenever used in this chapter except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: (1) ABANDONMENT. (5) That the person executing the document is voluntarily and unequivocally consenting to the adoption of the named adoptee.(3) Upon dismissal of the adoption after a contested hearing as provided in Section 26-10A-24.
(b) The withdrawal of consent or relinquishment as provided in Section 26-10A-13(a) shall be effected by the affiant signing and dating the withdrawal form provided pursuant to Section 26-10A-12(c) or other written withdrawal of consent containing the information set forth in Section 26-10A-12(c), and by delivering the withdrawal to the court or having the withdrawal postmarked within five days of the child's birth or of signing the consent or relinquishment, whichever comes last.
Any male person as defined in the Alabama Uniform Parentage Act. (c) A minor father may give his implied consent by his actions. (a) A consent or relinquishment required by Section 26-10A-7 may be implied by any of the following acts of a parent: (1) Abandonment of the adoptee.
(b) A petition to adopt an adult may be granted only if written consent to adopt has been executed by the adult seeking to adopt and his or her spouse or by the guardian or conservator of the adult sought to be adopted pursuant to the requirements of Sections 26-10A-6 and 26-10A-11. (b) A consent or relinquishment executed by a parent who is a minor shall not be subject to revocation by reason of such minority. 857, §1.) Section 26-10A-9 Implied consent or relinquishment.
Giving up the physical custody of a minor for purpose of placement for adoption to a licensed child placing agency or the Department of Human Resources. A child as defined by the federal Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980. (b) Any adult may petition the court to adopt another adult as provided in this chapter. He received the adoptee into his home and openly held out the adoptee as his own child; (4) The agency to which the adoptee has been relinquished or which holds permanent custody and which has placed the adoptee for adoption, except that the court may grant the adoption without the consent of the agency if the adoption is in the best interests of the adoptee and there is a finding that the agency has unreasonably withheld its consent; and (5) The putative father if made known by the mother or is otherwise made known to the court provided he complies with Section 26-10C-1 and he responds within 30 days to the notice he receives under Section 26-10A-17(a)(10). Any minor, 14 years of age and beyond, can nominate a guardian ad litem either prior to the birth of the baby or thereafter.
The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to proceedings in the court having jurisdiction over juvenile matters. If the court determines by substantial evidence that the biological father is the man married to the biological mother, then the biological father shall be allowed to adopt the child without the consent of the man who was married to the biological mother at the time of the conception or birth of the child, or both, when the court finds the adoption to be in the best interest of the child. He is obligated to support the adoptee pursuant to a written voluntary promise or agreement or by court order; or d. (a) Prior to a minor parent giving consent a guardian ad litem must be appointed to represent the interests of a minor parent whose consent is required.
Over the years we have come to realize that there are thousands of birth mothers each day who are looking for information to help keep their children healthy, happy and safe. Section 26-10A-25 Final decree; dispositional hearing. Section 26-10A-38 Application to existing adoptions. (8) The address of the court in which the petition for adoption has been or will be filed, if known, and if not known, the name and address of the agency, the petitioners or their attorney on whom notice of the withdrawal of consent may be served.