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§ 5-3A-40. Court and agency records

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 IV. Access to Adoption Records (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3A-40
§ 5-3A-40. Court and agency records
Access
(a)(1)(i) On request of an adoptee or adoptive or former parent of an adoptee and without a showing of a need, a child placement agency shall provide information, other than identifying information, in its adoption record on the adoptee.
(ii) If a child placement agency denies a request under this paragraph, then on petition of an adoptee or adoptive or former parent and without a showing of need, a court shall order access for the petitioner to inspect, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the agency's record on the adoptee.
(2) On petition of an adoptee or adoptive or former parent of an adoptee and without a showing of need, a court shall order access for the petitioner to inspect, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the court's record on the adoptee.
Protection of identifying information
(b) A court may not order opened for inspection under this section any part of a record that contains identifying information.

Credits

Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3A-40, MD FAMILY § 5-3A-40
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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