Alabama Code Title 26. Infants and Incompetents § 26-10A-27

Any person may adopt his or her spouse's child according to the provisions of this chapter, except that:

(1) Before the filing of the petition for adoption, the adoptee must have resided for a period of one year with the petitioner, unless this filing provision is waived by the court for good cause shown;

(2) No investigation under Section 26-10A-19 shall occur unless otherwise directed by the court, and

(3) No report of fees and charges under Section 26-10A-23 shall be made unless ordered by the court.


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