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§ 5-336. Time limits

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 III. Adoption Without Prior Termination of Parental Rights (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-336
§ 5-336. Time limits
Maximum limit
(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, a juvenile court shall rule on an adoption petition under this Part III of this subtitle promptly but no later than 180 days after the petition is filed.
Minimum limit
(b) A juvenile court may not enter an order for adoption of a child under this Part III of this subtitle before the later of:
(1) 30 days after the birth of the child;
(2) expiration of the time set for revocation of consent, and not waived, under § 5-339 of this subtitle; or
(3) expiration of the time to respond to show-cause orders issued under this subtitle.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 365, § 2, eff. June 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-336, MD FAMILY § 5-336
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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