As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 26-10B-3

  • ADOPTION ASSISTANCE STATE: The state that is signatory to an adoption assistance agreement in a particular case. See Alabama Code 26-10B-3
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • RESIDENCE STATE: The state of which the child is a resident by virtue of the residence of the adoptive parents. See Alabama Code 26-10B-3
  • state: A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or a territory or possession of or administered by the United States. See Alabama Code 26-10B-3
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(1) STATE. A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or a territory or possession of or administered by the United States.

(2) ADOPTION ASSISTANCE STATE. The state that is signatory to an adoption assistance agreement in a particular case.

(3) RESIDENCE STATE. The state of which the child is a resident by virtue of the residence of the adoptive parents.

(Acts 1991, No. 91-662, p. 1267, §3.)