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§ 5-303. Statement of findings; purposes

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Guardianship to and Adoption Through Local Department (Refs & Annos)
Part I. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-303
§ 5-303. Statement of findings; purposes
Statement of findings
(a) The General Assembly finds that the policies and procedures of this subtitle are desirable and socially necessary.
Purposes
(b) The purposes of this subtitle are to:
(1) timely provide permanent and safe homes for children consistent with their best interests;
(2) protect children from unnecessary separation from their parents;
(3) ensure adoption only by individuals fit for the responsibility;
(4) protect parents from making hurried or ill-considered agreements to terminate parental rights;
(5) protect prospective adoptive parents by giving them information about children and their backgrounds; and
(6) protect adoptive parents from future disturbances of their relationships with children by former parents.

Credits

Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-303, MD FAMILY § 5-303
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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