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§ 5-3A-34. Considerations

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 III. Adoption (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3A-34
§ 5-3A-34. Considerations
In general
(a) In ruling on a petition for a child's adoption under this Part III of this subtitle, a court shall consider:
(1) all factors necessary to determine the child's best interests; and
(2) the report required under § 5-3A-31 of this subtitle.
Marriage
(b) In ruling on an adoption petition under this Part III of this subtitle, a court may not deny the petition solely because the petitioner is single or unmarried.

Credits

Added by Acts 2006, c. 365, § 2, eff. June 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3A-34, MD FAMILY § 5-3A-34
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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