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§ 5-3A-01. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3a. Private Agency Guardianship and Adoption (Refs & Annos)
Part I. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3A-01
§ 5-3A-01. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Child” means an individual who is the subject of a guardianship or adoption petition under this subtitle.
(c) “Guardianship” means an award, under this subtitle, of any power of a guardian.
Identifying information
(d) “Identifying information” means information that reveals the identity or location of an individual.
(e)(1) “Parent” means an individual who, at the time a petition for guardianship or adoption is filed under this subtitle or at any time before a court terminates the individual's parental rights:
(i) meets a criterion in § 5-3A-06(a) of this subtitle; or
(ii) is the mother.
(2) “Parent” does not include an individual whom a court has adjudicated not to be a father or mother.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3A-01, MD FAMILY § 5-3A-01
Current with legislation effective through June 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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