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§ 5-408. Eligibility

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Adoption Subsidy Act (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Adoption Subsidy Program (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-408
§ 5-408. Eligibility
Eligibility of child
(a) A subsidy may not be denied to an eligible child on the ground that the eligible child had a condition that was not known or discovered at the time of the adoption.
Eligibility of prospective adoptive parent
(b) An individual who has been approved by a child placement agency as an appropriate adoptive parent and who seeks to adopt an eligible child is eligible to receive a subsidy on behalf of the eligible child regardless of the individual's income or other eligibility factors.
Effect of dissolved adoption or death of adoptive parents
(c) A subsidy may not be denied to a child whose adoption has been dissolved or whose adoptive parents have died if the child received an adoption subsidy during the child's prior adoption and the child continues to meet the criteria set forth in § 5-403 of this subtitle.
Effect of adoptive parent moving from State
(d) The subsidy may not be discontinued solely because the adoptive parent moves from this State with the eligible child.
Continuation of subsidy
(e) A subsidy may continue to be provided for an eligible child to an adult who is qualified to assume responsibility and who assumes responsibility for the care and welfare of the child upon the death or incapacitation of the child's adoptive parent.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1993, c. 101, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1993; Acts 1998, c. 539, § 1, eff. July 1, 1998.
Formerly Art. 16, §§ 88D, 88E.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-408, MD FAMILY § 5-408
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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