Relating to adoption; to amend Section 26-10A-30, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide for post-adoption rights to visitation, contact, and communication under certain conditions.
This act shall be known and may be cited as Caleb's Law.
Section 26-10A-30, Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows: "§26-10A-30. "(a) Post-adoption visitation rights for the natural grandparents of the adoptee may be granted when the adoptee 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. Such The 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 interest of the child. "(b) Post-adoption rights to visitation, contact, or communication may be granted between an adoptive child and his or her biological siblings when all of the following conditions are met: "(1) The prospective adoptive parents agree to the visitation, contact, or communication and the agreement is expressed in writing to the probate court. "(2) The legal parents or legal guardians of the biological siblings consent to the agreement in an affidavit that is submitted to the probate court. "(3) The probate court determines that the visitation, contact, or communication is in the best interest of the adoptive child."
This act shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law. House of Representatives Read for the first time and re- ferred to the House of Representa- tives committee on Judiciary ...... ....... 04-FEB-20Read for the second time and placed on the calendar with 1 substitute and................................ ....... 20-FEB-20 Read for the third time and passed as amended......................... ....... 03-MAR-20 Yeas 85, Nays 8, Abstains Jeff Woodard Clerk
|March 10, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|March 3, 2020||H||Engrossed|
|March 3, 2020||H||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 182|
|March 3, 2020||H||Motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 181|
|March 3, 2020||H||Judiciary first Substitute Offered|
|March 3, 2020||H||Third Reading Passed|
|February 20, 2020||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar with 1 substitute and|
|February 4, 2020||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|