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§ 5-3B-12. Authority to place child for adoption

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: April 9, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3b. Independent Adoption (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Adoption Proceedings (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 9, 2013
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-12
§ 5-3B-12. Authority to place child for adoption
Except for a child being placed for adoption with a relative of the child, by blood or marriage within 4 degrees of affinity or consanguinity under the civil law rule, a parent or grandparent may place a child for adoption only if:
(1) a petition for adoption is filed in court; and
(2) the court, by order, sanctions the placement pending final action on the petition.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006. Amended by Acts 2013, c. 43, § 1, eff. April 9, 2013.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-12, MD FAMILY § 5-3B-12
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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