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§ 5-351. Consent

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 IV. Adoption After Termination of Parental Rights (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-351
§ 5-351. Consent
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(a) Consent of a party to an adoption under this Part IV of this subtitle is not valid unless:
(1) the consent is given in a language that the party understands;
(2) if given in a language other than English, the consent:
(i) is given before a judge on the record; or
(ii) is accompanied by the affidavit of a translator stating that the translation of the document of consent is accurate;
(3) the consent names the child;
(4) the consent contains enough information to identify the prospective adoptive parent; and
(5) the party has received written notice or on-the-record notice of:
(i) the revocation provisions in this section;
(ii) the search rights of adoptees and parents under § 5-359 of this subtitle and the search rights of adoptees, parents, and siblings under Subtitle 4B of this title; and
(iii) the right to file a disclosure veto under § 5-359 of this subtitle.
Revocation by guardian
(b) A guardian may revoke consent to an adoption under this Part IV of this subtitle at any time before a juvenile court enters an order of adoption under this Part IV of this subtitle.
Revocation by child
(c) A child may revoke consent to an adoption under this Part IV of this subtitle at any time before a juvenile court enters an order of adoption under this Part IV of this subtitle.

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Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-351, MD FAMILY § 5-351
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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