2016 Maryland Code
Family Law
Title 5 - Children
Subtitle 3B - Independent Adoption
Part II - Adoption Proceedings.
§ 5-3B-12. Authority to place child for adoption

MD Fam L Code § 5-3B-12 (2016) What's This?

Except for a child being placed for adoption with a relative of the child, by blood or marriage within 4 degrees of affinity or consanguinity under the civil law rule, a parent or grandparent may place a child for adoption only if:

(1) a petition for adoption is filed in court; and

(2) the court, by order, sanctions the placement pending final action on the petition.

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