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§ 5-3B-01. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: June 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3b. Independent Adoption (Refs & Annos)
Part I. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2019
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-01
§ 5-3B-01. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Assisted reproduction
(b) “Assisted reproduction” has the meaning stated in § 5-1001 of this title.
Identifying information
(c) “Identifying information” means information that reveals the identity or location of an individual.
(d) “Mother” has the meaning stated in § 5-1001 of this title.
(e)(1) “Parent” means an individual who, at any time before a court enters an order for adoption under this subtitle:
(i) meets a criterion in § 5-3B-05(a) of this subtitle;
(ii) is the mother; or
(iii) is a parent or is presumed to be a parent under Title 1, Subtitle 2 of the Estates and Trusts Article.
(2) “Parent” does not include an individual whom a court has adjudicated not to be a father or mother.
Prospective adoptee
(f) “Prospective adoptee” means an individual who is the subject of a petition for adoption under this subtitle.


Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 437, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 438, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-01, MD FAMILY § 5-3B-01
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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