How do I get parental rights terminated in Alabama?
Based on Ala. Code Section a court may terminate a parent’s rights if the parent is unable or unwilling to discharge their responsibilities, and the conduct or condition of the parent that makes them unable to care for their child is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.
What is a dissolved adoption?
The term dissolution is generally used to describe an adoption in which the legal relationship between the adoptive parents and adoptive child is severed, either voluntarily or involuntarily, after the adoption is legally finalized.
What happens if an adoption breaks down?
The starting point is to remember the consequences of an adoption order – this removes parental responsibility from birth parents and the adopted child becomes the child of the adoptive parents. If the adoptive placement breaks down, this does not restore the parental responsibility of the birth parents.
How often do adoptions fail?
But the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that of the approximately 135,000 adoptions finalized every year in the U.S., between 1 and 5 percent of them end up being legally dissolved. Legally speaking, adopted children are recognized as no different from biological children.