Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Alabama

Date:

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm 

Citations:

  • Adoption: title 26, chapters 10, 10A, 10B, 10C
  • Child protection: title 26, chapters 14, 15, 16, 18, 20; title 12, chapter 15, article 7
  • Child welfare: title 12, chapter 15, articles 3, 5; title 26, chapter 25; title 38, chapters 12, 12A, 12B, 13
  • Guardianship: title 38, chapter 12, article 2
  • Indian child welfare: § 30-3B-104

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

http://alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/docs/hres/index.html 

Notes:

See chapter 660, section 5, parts 21, 22, 28-30, 34-37, 39, 46-51.

Regulations for youth transitioning out of foster care are found in chapters 660-5-48 and 660-5-51.

Website for Agency Policies:

https://dhr.alabama.gov/family-services/children-and-family-services-policy/

Other Resources

Alabama Rules of Court

Tribal code available online: Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Tribal Code