Under existing law, a final decree of adoption may not be collaterally attacked, except in cases of fraud or where the adoptee has been kidnapped, after one year from the entry of the final decree and all appeals, if any
This bill would specify that in cases of fraud, the final decree of adoption may be attacked and set aside at any time before the minor child reaches the age of 18 years
Relating to adoption; to amend Section 26-10A-25 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to specify that in cases of fraud, a final decree of adoption may be collaterally challenged and the adoption set aside at any time before the child reaches the age of 18 years.
|April 5, 2016||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||HB495 Alabama 2016 Session - Introduced|