Are same-sex married couples permitted to adopt children in Alabama

On October 12, 2012, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled thata Mobile woman could not adopt her wife’s child because theirout-of-state marriage was not legal in Alabama. There is no law inAlabama which explicitly prohibits joint adoption or “stepchild”adoption by a same-sex couple. There is no law preventing a singleLGBT individual from adopting either.

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