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§ 5-3B-23. Custody

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3b. Independent Adoption (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Adoption Proceedings (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-23
§ 5-3B-23. Custody
A court may not grant a petition under § 5-3B-22 of this subtitle solely because a parent:
(1) does not have legal custody of a prospective adoptee by reason of a divorce or legal separation; or
(2) has been deprived of custody of a prospective adoptee by an act of the other parent.


Added as Family Law § 5-3B-22 by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006. Renumbered as Family Law § 5-3B-23 by Acts 2006, c. 365, § 1, eff. June 1, 2006. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 44, § 5, eff. April 8, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-23, MD FAMILY § 5-3B-23
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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