Postadoption Contact Agreements Between Birth and Adoptive Families - Alabama

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What may be included in postadoption contact agreements?

Citation: Ann. Code § 26-10A-30

Postadoption visitation rights may be granted to the natural grandparents of the adopted child.

Who may be a party to a postadoption contact agreement?

Citation: Ann. Code § 26-10A-30

Postadoption visitation rights for the natural grandparents of the adopted child may be granted when the child is adopted by a stepparent, a grandfather, a grandmother, a brother, a half-brother, a sister, a half-sister, an aunt, or an uncle and their respective spouses, if any.

What is the role of the court in postadoption contact agreements?

Citation: Ann. Code § 26-10A-30

Such visitation rights may be maintained or granted at the discretion of the court at any time prior to or after the final order of adoption is entered upon petition by the natural grandparents, if it is in the best interests of the child.

Are agreements legally enforceable?

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

How may an agreement be terminated or modified?

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.