2016 Maryland Code
Family Law
Title 5 - Children
Subtitle 3B - Independent Adoption
Part II - Adoption Proceedings.
§ 5-3B-23. Custody

MD Fam L Code § 5-3B-23 (2016) What's This?

A court may not grant a petition under ยง 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.

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