2016 Maryland Code
Family Law
Title 5 - Children
Subtitle 3B - Independent Adoption
Part II - Adoption Proceedings.
§ 5-3B-25. Effects of order for adoption

MD Fam L Code § 5-3B-25 (2016) What's This?

(a) Distribution by will. -- This subsection does not limit the right of an individual to provide for distribution of property by will.

(b) Parent-child relationship. -- Except as provided in ยง 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.

(c) Adoption of adult. -- Adoption of an adult has the same legal effect as adoption of a minor.

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