Who may adopt a child in the State of Alabama? Any adult person or husband and wife jointly who are adults may petition the court to adopt a minor.
Who may be adopted in the State of Alabama? Persons who may be adopted in Alabama are:
Persons whose consents or relinquishment are required.
(a) Consent to the petitioner's adoption or relinquishment for adoption to the Alabama Department of Human Resources or a licensed child placing agency shall be required of the following:
(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.
Stepparent adoptions. Any person may adopt his or her spouse's child except that:
Adoption by other relatives. Relatives may adopt a minor grandchild, a minor brother, a minor half-brother, a minor sister, a minor half-sister, a minor nephew, a minor niece, a minor great-grandchild, a minor great niece or a minor great nephew, except that: