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§ 5-3B-25. Effects of order for adoption

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-25
§ 5-3B-25. Effects of order for adoption
Distribution by will
(a) This subsection does not limit the right of an individual to provide for distribution of property by will.
Parent-child relationship
(b) Except as provided in § 2-123 of the Real Property Article, after a court enters an order for adoption under this subtitle:
(1) the adoptee:
(i) is the offspring of the adoptive parent for all intents and purposes; and
(ii) is entitled to all of the rights and privileges of and is subject to all of the obligations of offspring born to the adoptive parent;
(2) each of the adoptee's living parents is:
(i) relieved of all parental duties and obligations to the adoptee; and
(ii) divested of all parental rights as to the adoptee; and
(3) the Estates and Trusts Article shall govern all of the rights of inheritance between the adoptee and parental relatives.
Adoption of adult
(c) Adoption of an adult has the same legal effect as adoption of a minor.


Added as Family Law § 5-3B-24 by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006. Renumbered as Family Law § 5-3B-25 by Acts 2006, c. 365, § 1, eff. June 1, 2006. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 365, § 2, eff. June 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-25, MD FAMILY § 5-3B-25
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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