When Alabama passed a “Temporary Guardian Law” in 2016, it was intended to provide legal protection for “temporary guardian” families who had adopted children.
But the law was quickly challenged by state lawmakers and eventually repealed.
The law allows guardians to be removed if the child was adopted by someone other than the child’s biological parents.
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled in January that the law’s definition of temporary guardianship is too broad and has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting Alabama from enforcing it.
The Alabama Supreme Judicial Court, however, is still considering whether to issue a final ruling.
This article was originally published on December 13, 2017.
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