A Domestic Adoption simply means that the adoption is occurring within the United States. In Alabama there many different types of domestic adoptions whether it be a grandparent adoption, stepparent adoption, relative adoption, or unrelated adoption. Foster Care Adoptions or State Adoptions are adoptions where parents adopt out of the foster care system. Related adoptions such as grandparent or stepparent adoptions are normally adoptions that occur within the family of closely related members of that family.
Unrelated or Independent Adoptions are slightly less common. These are adoptions where parents are adopting a child that is unrelated to them or the child is not closely related enough to be a relative adoption. As you can tell, Alabama Adoptions are complicated and have many tiers. Make sure you have a competent and experienced Birmingham Alabama Adoption Attorney at 205-582-2832 to get a consult on your adoption process!